Dear Baby Girl


Never did I mean to
Leave you in such a cold world.
Where fathers are lack of,
Due to death or just dead
Beat dads, without a care in
The world, or better yet, incarceration
Which in all is sad.
The other two I mention
Are only in some cases,
But in all three was due
To bad choices and decision
Caught up in a life of
Amusement, also without a care
In the world which now hurts me
Deeply to see how I left my baby girl,
Days have gone and years
Have flown by, and now I just
Wait my chance for Allah to reunite
Me with you to be by your side
They say it’s hard to forgive
But is it really? But I know
A person never forgets, but I
Pray throughout all the struggles
And heartache that I’m forgiven,
And that you will still love me plenty…


  1. Ali on January 10, 2024 at 8:51 AM

    Thank you for writing — this poem really meant a lot to one of my students who is incarcerated right now. Keep writing!

  2. Aniyah P on January 14, 2024 at 1:10 PM


    Your poem is so touching and honest. I am not a poet, but I know that poetry is a way to express yourself, and that is what you did here. You expressed that you are sorry for your mistakes and that you are not physically in your Babygirl’s life. Nice work 🙂

  3. AZ on January 24, 2024 at 1:51 PM

    I like how this poem is very forgiving, it really brings out different points of view of the author. You can really connect and understand him.

  4. luis on January 24, 2024 at 1:58 PM

    this poem is very strong it is sad that most fathers aren’t there for their daughters

  5. Arjun on January 24, 2024 at 2:02 PM

    I love this poem! Leaving a kid or anyone in general is SO painful!

  6. Emma on January 24, 2024 at 2:02 PM

    nice poem!!!

  7. xiara on January 24, 2024 at 2:04 PM

    this poem is very well written.

  8. jerick on January 24, 2024 at 2:04 PM

    I think that all the story’s are very good and very influencial and if more people read it it can change people

  9. ian on January 24, 2024 at 2:06 PM

    this is so wholesome,i really like the first sentence.”But I know
    A person never forgets, but I
    Pray throughout all the struggles
    And heartache that I’m forgiven,
    And that you will still love me plenty…”. This touches my heart in a way that makes me feel a feeling i don’t have often.Having to leave your daughter like that sounds really sad, and must be hard to think about.I hope if you ever read this comment it puts a smile on you face.liked the poem by the way.

  10. NJ on January 24, 2024 at 7:52 PM


    You ARE loved.

  11. tanairi on January 26, 2024 at 8:18 AM

    very inspirational made me cry

  12. Remuna on January 28, 2024 at 3:05 PM

    This poem is so beautiful and a moving testament to the power of self-reflection, redemption, and the strength of love. You have navigated incredibly complex emotions in such an eloquent way. Your self-awareness is inspiring and the regret is passed clearly along throughout the poem. Overall, it’s a powerful expression of wanting to make things right and be loved again.

  13. Claire on February 16, 2024 at 10:36 PM

    Your poem resonates deeply with the struggles and emotions that many face, yet often find difficult to articulate. The sincerity with which you express your remorse and yearning for reconciliation is truly moving. Your ability to convey such profound sentiments through your words is a testament to the power of poetry as a means of catharsis and self-expression. Keep writing from the heart, as your voice has the potential to inspire empathy and understanding in others.

  14. Emily on February 17, 2024 at 12:52 PM

    Thank you for such a beautiful poem. Being separated from a loved one is never easy but I know she can feel your love for her wherever she is in the world.

  15. Bettina on February 17, 2024 at 12:55 PM

    This is a really beautiful, well-written poem. I was right there along with you, feeling your emotions as I read this. I could tell that you’ve thought about this topic a lot and that it was weighing heavy on your heart. I’m glad that you were able to express your feelings in such an artistic, inspirational way. You truly have a gift with words.

  16. Noriko Bell on February 18, 2024 at 12:41 PM

    Your poem has such powerful thoughts of longing, regret and sorrow. The hope of forgiveness is especially moving. I hope you will find forgiveness, from others and from yourself.

  17. Tanzil Quddus on February 18, 2024 at 5:26 PM

    The mention of “cold world” represents the harsh realities and challenges faced by individuals, particularly children, when they are left without proper parental guidance and support.

  18. Rhythm on February 18, 2024 at 11:39 PM

    Thank you for sharing your innermost emotions. It’s a very hard thing to do, but I love how you expressed yourself through this poem. I hope you will be (or have been) able to reunite with your baby girl.

  19. Kennedy Critz on February 23, 2024 at 1:00 PM

    A person truly can forgive, but not forget. Blood is thicker than water and family is everything. I’m sure your beautiful baby girl still loves you beyond words. Keep your head up and I pray your reunion is a beautiful feeling.

  20. Bryce on March 9, 2024 at 4:35 PM

    Thank you for this beautiful poem! The self recognition and the strength of love that is shown in this one poem is amazing. The hard feelings that everyone goes through with decisions that are made. I am sure that all the love that is being expressed in this poem is matched and I pray that the reunion is fantastic.

  21. Alyssa on May 2, 2024 at 1:42 PM

    I loved reading this poem and putting it into perspective. By reading this you can feel the emotion through the words. Expressing yourself through a poem is a great way to talk about it. Being able to admit the regret and pain you feel by having to leave her is tough but you did it because you love her. She loves you as well.

  22. Rylie P. on May 2, 2024 at 4:49 PM

    Such a beautiful poem, AHA. The themes of regret and absence are truly evident in your beautiful declaration of unintended abandonment. There’s a love and strength that is had within families that, no matter what, cannot be broken. That is something I admire so much about humans, their loyalty. Your expression of guilt and sorry are extremely admirable, these are emotions that many people can’t live up to. Yet, you do it with such grace in this poem. Good job, friend.

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