Daddy's Poem (So Sad But Too Beautiful Not To Share)

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  1. addie140910

    addie140910 Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2010
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    This poem is floating around Facebook and being an army wife and a mommy to a little girl I thought I would share. :hugs: It is too beautiful not to share.


    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.

    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,
    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 al ways 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 is a soldier
    And died just this past year
    When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
    And taught the world to fear. 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 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 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.

    GOD Bless the Military​
  2. YoshiPikachu

    YoshiPikachu Mama to Hannah and Joseph

    Aug 9, 2011
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    Awww that is so sweet.
  3. addie140910

    addie140910 Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2010
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    It has kindave special meaning too. : ) The first time it was floating around on Facebook was on fathers' day which was the same day that I found out I was pregnant with LO. <3
  4. mummy2be...

    mummy2be... Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2011
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    It lovely, but having lost my dad I wish I hadn't have read it.. Not so good with things like that
  5. victorial8

    victorial8 Mummy to Freya

    Jul 4, 2010
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    Just cried my eyes out!! I had not heard that before x x
  6. maratobe

    maratobe Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
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    i remember reading this before being a mum...
    now as a mum it breaks my heart
    beautiful xx
  7. Kaede351

    Kaede351 Guest

    I've read this do many times, and everytimr I end up in tears. Such a sad story :(

  8. emzilouu

    emzilouu Mummy and Pregnant!

    Jan 22, 2012
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    tears sweet but sad too, could never imagine loosing my dh and having to explain it to lo when hes older (im an army wife too) xx
  9. painted_pony

    painted_pony Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Wish I hadn't opened this...husbands in Afghanistan.

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