Dedicated to my daughter

Yesterday, I had a dream about a girl
She was light skin like me
She possessed my eyes
My hair
My lips
My feet
And every time that she smiled
I smiled
Every time that she cried
I cried
Each tear feeling like invincible bullets tearing
into my flesh
Leaving behind a painful mess
Yes, yesterday I had a dream about a girl
and the dream was over before I could
pull her close to my heart
It was over
Before I could tell her my story
Tell her my part
God I pray for the chance to see her again
So I am going back to bed in hope of dreamin
about the girl that looks like me


  1. Samantha on June 29, 2021 at 8:53 PM


    What a beautiful poem for your daughter!! I too, hope that you are able to see her again some day. The line you wrote, “Each tear feeling like invincible bullets tearing into my flesh”, was so powerful yet heartbreaking. We could really feel the pain behind that line! Thank you for sharing with us!



  2. Yasemin on July 14, 2021 at 4:28 PM

    This is a really beautiful poem. I especially loved how to related her tears to yours and them tearing you down. All this just to rebuild you into who you were meant to be, an amazing father.

  3. Madison White on July 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM

    Wow. Your poem conveys such powerful emotions. This must have been very difficult to write based on such a heavy feeling this must have been to wake up from this dream. Your line “Each tear feeling like invincible bullets tearing into my flesh” gives off such powerful imagery and makes the reader really feel your pain. Thank you for sharing this. Well done!

  4. Pravar on July 20, 2021 at 1:04 PM

    Wonderful poem, very emotional, keep up the good work!

  5. Lily on August 9, 2021 at 11:11 AM

    I really enjoyed how parts of your poem rhymed throughout. The poem flowed really well and kept me intrigued. Great job with this poem!

  6. Maxine Cassell on August 18, 2021 at 9:31 PM


    I love the descriptive way you wrote this poem. You picked the perferct words to describe your dream. When reading this poem I picture you are looking in a mirror and seeing a younger version of yourself. It is a very touching poem and sorrowful. Don’t stop writing.

  7. Alex waltman on August 19, 2021 at 10:20 AM

    I really enjoyed this. It helps me understand my own parents love for me. I’m starting to miss them and I’m sure your daughter misses you too. Stay well.

  8. Soumyaa on August 19, 2021 at 10:20 AM

    Hi AH,

    This poem really touched my heart. As a daughter that recently moved far away from my father, I can relate to what you write about the strong father-daughter connection and the pain that comes with being away from them. I truly love my father and I can say with certainty that your daughter loves you in the same way. I hope your dreams continue to provide a sanctuary for you and always know that your daughter is thinking of you in her own dreams. I will pray that you get to meet in her in person one day.

  9. Anna on August 19, 2021 at 10:23 AM

    This poem is beautifully written. It’s obvious how much you care for your daughter. The imagery and descriptive writing made me imagine all of it in my head. I even teared up a bit. I love my dad, and I would be so touched if he ever wrote something like this dedicated to me. I truly hope you see your daughter soon, because you most definitely are a major source of light in her life.

  10. Brigitte on August 19, 2021 at 10:28 AM

    I absolutely love this poem
    I never really think about the future or remember my dreams
    So this must have been really impactful on you
    My mom always tells me when I fell pain or happiness so does she, it’s what parents do
    Good parents understand us in a different level and it’s comforting to know they will be around seven if we feel lonely
    I can tell you will be a great father to your future child

  11. Kate on August 19, 2021 at 10:31 AM

    Your writing made me feel like I was seeing the girl appear in front of me, too. I love how you described your daughter and I could tell how much she meant to you. I just went away to college and I’m really missing my mom, too (even though I know it’s not the same as what you’re going through at all), and your poem definitely made me tear up a little. Stay strong, keep writing, and I hope you see her very soon.

  12. Joy on August 19, 2021 at 10:34 AM

    I love this poem about your love for your daughter. I love the line “Each tear feeling like invincible bullets tearing
    into my flesh” because I love the metaphor of tears and bullets. Thank you for sharing your love with your daughter to the world and I hope you are able to see her one day to tell her your love for her.

  13. Sophia on August 19, 2021 at 10:35 AM

    If I could, I’d give you a dreamcatcher to catch all the bad, unwanted dreams, leaving you only with dreams about her.

  14. Hannah on August 19, 2021 at 10:41 AM

    AH, this is such a beautiful, heartfelt poem for your daughter. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to not be able to see her everyday. I hope one day she will be able to visit you and soon after you can be reunited. – Hannah

  15. Julia Bruffey on September 19, 2021 at 6:33 PM

    Wow, this poem really made me feel something. I love the compassion put into it, describing how you feel what she feels even though you can’t see her right now. Keep your head up, and keep writing, because this poem was beautiful!

  16. Mona Villesvik on September 20, 2021 at 3:28 PM


    Thank you for sharing your story, and for your words about your daughter. I can feel and sense how much you love and care for her just through this poem. I have hope that you will see your daughter again soon!

    Stay strong!


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