Once When You Held Me (Poem for a Childhood Prompt)

Once When You Held Me – for my Father

Where are you? Once
you held me in the palm of your hand.
You whispered mysterious
incantations and spells
against all the unexplained
and unknown.
Where are you now
– now when I want explanations
and I want to know?
How dare you leave me
with so many
unanswered questions?
I don’t care if you are dead.
That’s no excuse.


About Ellespeth

I'm a poet. Sometimes I write stories and other nonsense. Ellespeth

4 comments on “Once When You Held Me (Poem for a Childhood Prompt)

  1. Powerful and emotional. You have such a way of making us feel things through your words.

  2. Wonderful and powerful poem. How many people yearn for a father, yearn for those additional childhood memories.

  3. Oh, such a powerful little piece, beautiful Ellespeth, 🙂

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