One Little Girl's Love for her Daddy!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by don3778, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    Daddy's Poem


    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,
    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 there 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 is a
    Marine and died just this past
    year, When a roadside bomb hit his
    convoy 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 saw him there that
    day.

    And to her mother's
    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.
     
  2. takeaction

    takeaction New Member

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    oh wow. thank you so much for this. I'll admit right now, tears are in my eyes, and Karen walked away about half way down, as she couldn't read farther.

    Thank you!
     

  3. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Dangit Don I didn't want to be in tears this morning. Now it's hard to read what I'm typing and will be hard to read other posts!

    Great Poem very touching story, really tugs on those heart strings.
     
  4. jimmy willaby

    jimmy willaby New Member

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    THIS SHOULD STAY ON THE FIRST PAGE.
    IT IS NICE TO SEE US "BIG TOUGH MEN " WITH A TEAR IN THEIR EYE !!!!!!!!!!!:sad2:
     
  5. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    wow that was hard to read aloud. Got a lump in my throat. That was a great post, thank you for sharing it.
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Thanks for the post
     
  7. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Great post brother !!!
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome and Touching. Appreciated Don.
     
  9. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Great chill bumps and a lump
     
  10. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Awesome post! Ya ain't rite in the head if that don't touch ya! Thanks for sharing Don!
     
  11. katsandsuds

    katsandsuds New Member

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    Thanks Don, that is why I stay on this site. If it would not have been a Marine, I may have been able to keep the tears at bay, or at least not so many.
     
  12. CNTRYBOY

    CNTRYBOY New Member

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    DON - there could never be enough rep points for that post. Indeed a great post that if it don't make a grown man cry, then something is wrong with him!!!

    God Bless you Brother!!!
     
  13. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    thanks Don that is very good we all try and act tuff but something like this takes the tuff right out thanks brother:sad2:
     
  14. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Great read,Don. I guess we all need a cry now an then.
     
  15. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    Thanks you all for all the great responses. I think it does us all good to stop and feel the compassion that we sometimes forget that to show to others.

    don3778



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