Daddys Poem

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

    Sheridan, Ar
    This is quite possibly the best poem
    I have ever read.
    Her hair was up in a pony tail,
    her favorite dress tied with a bow.
    Today was Daddy's Day at school,
    and she couldn't wait to go.
    But her mommy tried to tell her,
    that she probably should stay home.
    Why the kids might not understand,
    if she went to school alone.
    But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say.
    What to tell her
    classmates of why he wasn't there today.
    But still her mother worried,
    for her to face this day alone.
    And that was why once again,
    she tried to keep her daughter home.
    But the little girl went to school
    eager to tell them all.
    About a dad she never sees;
    a dad who never calls.
    There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet.
    Children squirming impatiently,
    anxious in their seats
    One by one the teacher called a student from the class.
    To introduce
    their daddy, as seconds slowly passed.
    At last the teacher called her name,
    every child turned to stare.
    Each of them was searching,
    for a man who wasn't there.

    "Where's her daddy at?"
    she heard a boy call out.

    "She probably doesn't have one,"
    another student dared to shout.

    And from somewhere near the back,
    she heard a daddy say,
    "Looks like another deadbeat dad,
    too busy to waste his day."

    The words did not offend her,
    as she smiled up at her Mom.
    And looked back at her teacher,
    who told her to go on.
    And with hands behind her back,
    slowly she began to speak.
    And out from the mouth of a child,
    came words incredibly unique.

    "My Daddy couldn't be here,
    because he lives so far away.
    But I know he wishes he could be,
    since this is such a special day.
    And though you cannot meet him,
    I wanted you to know.
    All about my daddy,
    and how much he loves me so.
    He loved to tell me stories
    he taught me to ride my bike.
    He surprised me with pink roses,
    and taught me to fly a kite.
    We used to share fudge sundaes,
    and ice cream in a cone.

    And though you cannot see him.
    I'm not standing here alone.
    "Cause my daddy's always with me,
    even though we are apart
    I know because he told me,
    he'll forever be in my heart"
    With that, her little hand reached up,
    and lay across her chest.
    Feeling her own heartbeat,
    beneath her favorite dress.
    And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads,
    her mother stood in tears.
    Proudly watching her daughter,
    who was wise beyond her years.

    For she stood up for the love
    of a man not in her life.
    Doing what was best for her,
    doing what was right.
    And when she dropped her hand back down,
    staring straight into the crowd.

    She finished with a voice so soft,
    but its message clear and loud.

    "I love my daddy very much,
    he's my shining star.
    And if he could, he'd be here,
    but heaven's just too far

    You see he was a firefighter
    and died just this past year
    When airplanes hit the towers
    and taught Americans to fear.
    But sometimes when I close my eyes,
    it's like he never went away."
    And then she closed her eyes,
    and she saw him there that day.

    And to her mothers amazement,
    she witnessed with surprise
    A room full of daddies and children,
    all starting to close their eyes.
    Who knows what they saw before them,
    who knows what they felt inside.
    Perhaps for merely a second,
    they saw him at her side.

    "I know you're with me Daddy,"
    to the silence she called out.
    And what happened next made believers,
    of those once filled with doubt.

    Not one in that room could explain it,
    for each of their eyes had been closed.
    But there on the desk beside her,
    was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

    And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
    by the love of her shining star.
    And given the gift of believing,
    that heaven is never too far.

    They say it takes a minute to find a special
    person, an hour to appreciate them,
    a day to love them, but then an entire
    life to forget them.


    for the people you'll never forget .

    It's a short message to let them know

    that you'll never forget them.

    Take the live and love.

    Until eternity
  2. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

    Sheridan, Ar
    I hope you all enjoyed this poem. I did and it made me cry. But it is something to think about. People always assume before they know the truth.

  3. bwillaub

    bwillaub New Member

    I'll never forget and I the rest of our country doesn't either.
  4. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

    Birmingham U.K.

    Angel kitty:

    Awesome stuff!

    A poetry thread at LAST

    Rep points from me 2 u.
  5. Cat Man Joe

    Cat Man Joe New Member

    Very good Patricia, thanks for sharing!
  6. whiskerlover

    whiskerlover New Member

    St. joseph Missouri
    WOW!That just blew me away!
  7. bwillaub

    bwillaub New Member

    Guess it touched me more than I thought.

    It should have read....."I'll never forget and I hope the rest of our country doesn't either".
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Patricia thanks for sharing a very touching story. Yes it will make you cry. I agree it is the best I have ever read. This should also serve as a reminder to not judge. Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!:smile2: