Daddy’s Poem

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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.

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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.

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But she was not
afraid;

She knew just what to say.

What to tell her
classmates

Of why he wasn’t there today.

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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.

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But the little girl went to school ,

Eager to tell them all.

About a dad she
never sees, a dad

Who never calls.

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There were daddies along the
wall in

Back, for everyone to meet.

Children squirming
impatiently,

Anxious in their seat.

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One by one the teacher
called

On a student from the class.

To introduce their
daddy,

As seconds slowly passed.

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At last the teacher
called her name,

Every child turned to stare.

Each of them was
searching,

A man who wasn’t there.

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“Where’s her daddy
at?”

She heard a boy call out.

“She probably doesn’t have
one,”

Another student dared to shout.

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And from somewhere near the
back,

She heard a daddy say,

“Looks like another deadbeat
dad,

Too busy to waste his day.”

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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..

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And with hands behind her
back,

Slowly she began to speak.

And out from the mouth of a
child,

Came words incredibly unique.

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“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.

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And though you
cannot meet him,

I wanted you to know

All about my
daddy,

And how much he loves me so.

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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.

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We used to share fudge
sundaes,

And ice cream in a cone.

And though you cannot see
him.

I’m not standing here alone.

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‘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”

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With that, her little
hand reached up,

And lay across her chest.

Feeling her own
heartbeat,

Beneath her favorite dress.

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And from somewhere
there in the crowd of dads,

Her mother stood in tears.

Proudly
watching her daughter,

Who was wise beyond her years.

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For she
stood up for the love

Of a man not in her life.

Doing what was
best for her,

Doing what was a right.

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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.

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“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.

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You see he is an American
Soldier

And he died just this past year, ,

When a roadside bomb
hit his convoy

And taught Americans to fear.

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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.

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And to her
mother’s amazement,

She witnessed with surprise,

A room full of
daddies and children,

All starting to close their
eyes.

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Who knows what they saw before them;

Who knows what
they felt inside.

Perhaps for merely a second,

They saw him at her
side.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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3 thoughts on “Daddy’s Poem

  1. Thank you MKG for the Pingback, I appreciate your kindness, I also enjoyed your message I like to share other peoples stories that I have received over the years too, although I do use my own material at times. Looking forward to sharing with you more in the future.

    Christmas Love and Blessings – Anne

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