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Daddy don't cry for me......An emotional audition

I just saw an audition
the girl had to sing a song
for her 'dying' dad
who was
present in the audience
along with her mom

even the four judges cried
a poet must have the vibes
of being calm and silent
but the audience
should shed tears

weep loud enough
for the softest ears

then sing a chorus
what ever will be
will be
what ever will be
oh daddy don't cry

she won the emotion
now you try singing one

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It's a tear-jerker! Get your hand-kerchief out my boy! Only crit. is to get rid of the [also]. Best line? [ weep loud enough for the softest ears.] ~ Geez.

It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

Gee is handy
glad you used em
others may
removed also

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Emotional as well as a joyfull read. I have no tissue handy, so tears are running down my
Seriously, another good poem from you, as usual.
All the best, Gracy

"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

you help me maintain my stance
while many come and simply glance
take a fleeting chance

damn from lovedly
no romance
a poem in advance

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You got ME right in the heart. For a second, I thought you were referencing that girl on American Idol that sang about her dad with him watching, and it was a very emotional moment for all involved, but when I saw "dying" dad, I knew it wasn't (I wanna say he had just recovered from alcoholism). What show was this?

JazzyGurl Emilee A.

same show I saw on tv recently
I changed the title
Someone liked this
but later mentioned
the guy really died .
So i couldn't then cry
She was naturally emotional
she won

so she cried
the audience also
I hope you liked it
what an irony maybe

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YES I did, it was very touching!!! Good job.

JazzyGurl Emilee A.


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I've read this poem twice, the first time I read it I didn't have the time to respond. very poignant. It reminded me of my Dad...he died when I was eighteen...I took it very hard. as usual you strike a chord with your fine poetry. thank you for this.

*hugs, Cat

When someone reads your work
And responds, please be courteous
And reply in kind, thanks.

your fine poetry.
and yes
your remarks equally
mine died when i was 29 or so
thank you

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i cry a bit
being old
now i know its like winter
when old
we all mold

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