Daddy's Poem

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>> 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 seat.??
>>
>> ?
>> One by one the teacher called??
>> on 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 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 there 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 a 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 an American Soldier
>> and he died just this past year, ,
>> when a roadside bomb hit his convoy
>> 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 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.??
>>
>> ?
>> 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.??
>>
>> ?
>> Send this to the people you'll never forget and remember to send it also
>> to the person that sent it to you. It's a short message to let them know
>> that you'll never forget them.??
>>
>> ?
>> If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry and that
>> you've forgotten your friends.??
>>
>> ?
>> Take the time...to live and love.??
>>
>> ?
>> Until eternity..??
>>
>> ?
>> God Bless??
>>
>> ?
>> There must be many children in the same boat as this little girl, thanks
>> to? our servicemen and their families for the sacrifice they are making
>> to keep our country Free.??
>> ? The ULTIMATE sacrifice is being left behind.? Don't forget them .
>> ??????????????????PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!!!
>>

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