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rebeccadblake
9th Dec 2001, 00:56
DADDY'S DAY

Her hair up in a pony tail, her favourite 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, on this Daddy's Day.
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 were 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 at her friends.
And looked back at her teacher, who told her to begin.

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 with me on this 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 all alone.

'Cause my daddy's always with me, even though we are apart
I know because he told me, he'll forever be here in my heart"
With that her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favourite dress.
And from somewhere 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.
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.
No one in that room could explain it, for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there placed on her desktop, was a beautiful fragrant pink rose.

And a child was blessed, if only a moment, by the love of her shining bright star.

And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far.

Flypuppy
9th Dec 2001, 02:21
Homesick? Me? Tear in my eye? Naaah. <sniff>

Baggy
9th Dec 2001, 02:29
Sniff sniff, I admit it...it made me cry... :(

snooky
9th Dec 2001, 04:29
This puts lots of things we consider important in perspective.

BlueDiamond
9th Dec 2001, 07:17
You were right!

(Heads off to kitchen for consoling cup of coffee.)

Feeton Terrafirma
9th Dec 2001, 07:52
Bugga!!

I hate it when it does that to me. Think I need a coffee too.

Travelling Toolbox
10th Dec 2001, 03:57
AWWW! My glasses just fogged up :(

Nice.

High Altitude
10th Dec 2001, 10:08
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm no comment :( :( :(
bugga the keyboards shorten with my tears...

CoodaShooda
10th Dec 2001, 11:10
Nice to know we're all still human....
(glasses to hide red eyes
:cool: )

[ 10 December 2001: Message edited by: CoodaShooda ]

the wizard of auz
10th Dec 2001, 18:30
I agree with Feet.....Bugga!. :p

Tamara
10th Dec 2001, 21:03
awwwwww Hunny... I love youxxxxxxxxxx :)

wheels up
10th Dec 2001, 23:44
Did I miss something?

WOOF!!

sprocket
11th Dec 2001, 00:26
Cheshire cat EGHH:

It is a very touching story/poem, although I personally feel that a father with a daughter in Heaven is a much sadder
situation.
Having come close to losing my little girl in recent years myself; I would have easily traded places with her just to take away the pain!
The attitude reflected of the girl in your poem is admirable and serves as a reminder at how fragile life is.
Treasure it while we can.

fantom
11th Dec 2001, 01:17
I am completely unmoved.
I am also a compulsive liar. :rolleyes:

I. M. Esperto
11th Dec 2001, 02:22
That was gorgeous.

Many thanks.

sanjosebaz
11th Dec 2001, 05:08
:'(

Bio Warrior
11th Dec 2001, 08:25
Thankyou Brother? Sister? Cat
wipes face with paw
_Bio Kitten

rebeccadblake
12th Dec 2001, 12:50
Thank you to everyone who replied, its so nice to know that we all have a softer side that very seldomly shows.

I think this is just what we all needed to appreciate christmas.

Happy holidays Everyone!!!!...

glider insider
12th Dec 2001, 16:40
i thought this was going to be funny..


its not.

Velvet
12th Dec 2001, 18:30
No it's not funny, but it is touching - just like this story I heard a while back.

Some time ago, a friend of mine punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the small child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree. Nevertheless the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said "This is for you Daddy." He was embarrassed by his earlier over reaction. But his anger flared again when he found that the box was empty. Then he yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside of it?" The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh Daddy it's not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you Daddy." The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl and he begged her forgiveness. My friend told me that he kept that gold box near his bed for years. Whenever he was discouraged he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

rebeccadblake
12th Dec 2001, 23:02
Awwwh.... vel.. thats soooooo lovley.

Man-on-the-fence
12th Dec 2001, 23:20
Bah humbug!! Sentimental claptrap.

The one this certain about life is that nobody gets away with it alive. DEAL WITH IT!!!

[ 12 December 2001: Message edited by: Man-on-the-fence ]

Captain Spunkfarter
13th Dec 2001, 20:57
I don't get it.