I am so sorry, angel.

I left you so far behind.

It was never my desire

To be so cruel to you.

I am so sorry, angel

I was never there with love,

To applaud and cherish you

Each time you danced for me.

I am so sorry, angel

That it makes no goddam sense

To believe in true sweet love

When it all comes tumbling down.

I am so sorry, angel

That I cannot grant comfort

To you when your dear heart breaks.

Please forgive me, my daughter.

I am so sorry, angel

That I am not there to give

More than just these humble words

I love you, child, forever.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

There is nothing harder for a child to endure than the pain & anguish of parents who are no longer together.

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Karyn Indursky's picture

This is one of the best poems you've written. It really shows how hard it is on the child growing through it and how upset the parent is about it.

David Richardson's picture

So beautifully written with me much love-so much sincere and overpowering feelings toward another. Unfortunately, you have your life to live also-for the beauty of life is truly life itself-every precious second of it. This will be a very hard adjustment for your daughter but she will gradually get over your divorce. Live every day like it is last Amy-for the Lord promises us nothing in regards to our life here on earth.Thank you for writing this poem. It must have been a very very hard task. Please take care and have a very beautiful and safe holidays.

Dave Richardson