Longing To Be Heard

~ Lauren Ficherley


Can you hear me?

My cries, my pleas longing to be free

Daddy please

I’m begging you, I’m on my knees

Daddy, I loved you

So much, through and through.

You used to protect

And now you neglect

Can you hear me?

Daddy I’ll beg

I’ll hop on one leg

I’ll do what you want

What you need

And in your times of greed

Just please, please

Hear me please:

Stop!

I won’t tell the cop.

Daddy please

Hear my pleas.