this is beautiful  

daybreak68 40F
802 posts
2/26/2006 3:20 pm

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3/13/2006 12:47 pm

this is beautiful

***i dont know who wrote this or where it originated, but it was posted to me by a good friend and always makes me thing of my dad***


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.

Dawn happyf;

MWWwantsmore 52F

2/26/2006 4:01 pm

From the mouths of babes, we could learn so much from them!

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
2/26/2006 6:46 pm

Aww I loved it It's beautiful, very.

oldman1776 79M
3164 posts
2/27/2006 12:29 pm

That is one of the most beautiful poems I've ever read.

Makes you smile and cry at the same time.

rm_tigeragain 62M

3/12/2006 10:33 pm

handle As I read this I broke into tears, for you see, I just lost my 101 year old father last Wednesday, my mother was gone before I was 5, I'm 50 now with 2 brothers, 1 and 2 years younger. I know, as the little girl who lost her dad I too feel the same of both my parents. Although they are not heros, they are to my brothers and me. They are special to us in our own way as the little girl's dad is to her! They will forever be in our hearts. This is the most beautiful poem I've ever read and wish I could thank the author for it! It is absoulutely amazing how a child can make you stop and think about life. They're minds are so uncluttered with all the crap we've seen and been through that to me, this expression or term we use in the shooting industry, (the K.I.S.S. principal), which stands for , keep it simple stupid, is perfection to the utmost. If we slow down and look at the forest for the trees we may understand how a child looks at life in such simple and beautiful terms that we as adults have forgotten. I truly wish I could thank whomever wrote this piece as it meant an awful lot to me now. It has definitely eased some of my pain for our families loss. I thank this person with all my heart and soul.

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