Dads Poem…

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Just got this poem from a friend and thought that some of you might like and apreciate it alot
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.

This poem made me cry! i hope people like it as much as i did i thought it kind of fit in with our trip to New York City, with the twin towers and all!

love you all,
Sarah

5 Comments

  1. Avatar Kim said:

    The poem is very moving and heartwrenching but this MUST be said… we are in Iraq NOT due to 9/11. Our "Decider" President lied and deceived and blamed Saddam H. for this war. The horrific atrocities of his regime needed fixing, but to say we went to war with Iraq because of 9/11 is a bald-faced lie. You can sit and think him some hero but i think he is the worst president we have ever had. He sits and defends a war costing OUR children TRILLIONS of dollars while we still have southern states with homeless and environmental situations worthy of government assistance. Bring our young men and women home from this war and work on the gas prices Mr. Bush. Work on the levees in New Orleans… make your words of No Kid Left Behind mean something more than simply political rhetoric. Seriously… you can sit and think Bill Clinton a bad guy for his poor choice with women, but he did not leave the MESS behind we have currently. Sorry to those of you who support Bush or hate that sometimes we post a statement that is politically oriented, but by the time we are done fighting a war in the name of those 3000 souls that perished in 9/11, more than likely 3000+ more brave Americans will have lost their lives. Sadly, we have two more years of the Bush/Cheney debacle!!! Sarah… If I can say one thing that is really important here… VOTE… when all you kids are old enough to vote… do your homework on a candidate… read… watch… learn and go into that voting booth because your one vote does make a difference! Here is a reminder for Mr. Bush… "WE THE PEOPLE….." Last I knew America was a democracy not a dictatorship! (How funny is it Bush got a new neighbor… 🙂 )

    July 29, 2006
  2. Avatar hot mama said:

    Sarah, that is so beautiful. Really makes you stop and think doesn’t it? Believing is a wonderful thing and very powerful. Thanks for sharing. Love you, Nana

    July 28, 2006
  3. Avatar La said:

    Sarah posted this as a comment…I thought it was very powerful and needed to be seen so I moved it to the front for everyone to see. Thanks for sharing Sarah!

    July 28, 2006
  4. Avatar Sarah said:

    im glad that people are liking the poem sue u are soo right about the war, it makes me think of my friend who is in his last week of training in japan to go to iraq.

    July 28, 2006
  5. Avatar Sue said:

    Sarah- made me cry too… makes you rememeber why we are fighting a war. No, I do not like that fact but we could not just stand back and allow it to have happened. God bless every brave soul that has been sent to heaven because of the events of 911…

    July 28, 2006

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