Daddy's poem

Discussion in 'Religion' started by NaeKid, May 27, 2010.

  1. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    Daddy's Poem

    Her hair was 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 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 say. 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 favourite 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 Canadian Soldier and died just this past year, when a roadside bomb hit his convoy and ... 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.
  2. Vertigo

    Vertigo Member

    Thats an amazingly beautiful poem Naekid! Did you write that? If so, I would sure like to ask your permission to send it around to some people!



  3. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    Noppers - not me.

    It was written inside my pizza-box and I just did a copy to the forum. The pizza place is CocoBrooks and they put all kinds of "inspirational" things all over the box - some - like the one above I find serious tear-jerkers.

    On the same pizza-box, there is a saying by Zig Ziglar "Most folks would rather be around a person who sees hope in the future than one who sees nothing but trouble ahead". I am thinkin' of puttin' that into my .sig line!
  4. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

    Well you did it, made this old man bring a tear to his eyes.:cry:
  5. Vertigo

    Vertigo Member

    Lol, never really liked Zig Ziglar, too much of a prophet-type for me :)

    Btw, if you were to put that line into your sig, I would have to remark that it is actually very contradictory to the prepper world... :D But then again, maybe you intend it as ironic? Those does that foresee trouble ahead, are those with the most hope for the future?

    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  6. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    I was just about bawlin' readin' about the daddy not bein' there for his little girl - I was finished-off when I read about the bomb. It took me a few minutes to get back to work again.

    Actually - I think that many preppers are always hoping for the best, looking forward to better times. Its the Doom-n-Gloomer "survivalists" that really do a good job of making all preppers look bad.
  7. Vertigo

    Vertigo Member

    Okay, if you put it that way, I would intend to agree :p
  8. Littlebit

    Littlebit Well-Known Member

    Dam! I hate to cry, but that did it :cry:
  9. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

    Sure, the first post I read tonight. :cry:

    Thanks Vance. :kiss:
  10. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Wow are ya serious about that??

    ITS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! -- Thank you for sharing it with us :)
  11. Magus

    Magus Scavenger deluxe

    Even as a pagan, I liked it.

    Mommy always with me. :)