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Daddy's Little Girl Always She Will Be

Updated on April 24, 2017
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The accounting of a Father-Daughter relationship

"Daddy! This is Amboor, I just called to say hewllo"

"My Daddy's not home" I heard her say

My Two Year old made her first call home this Day

And those are the words she had to say


It broke my Heart that I wasn't there to take her call

To hear her say the words she practiced in School that Day

As I listened to her voice recorded

My heart clenched as if within a fist


Her Mother scowled and I had a grin

Because my Daughter words to my delight

Was captured on tape to her mother's chagrin

And I heard her clearly say

"Daddy this is Amboor I just called to say hewllo"


My little Baby girl you see had called to talk to Me!


Her Mother sputtered in righteous indignation

And gave voice to her opinions

"Mother's", she says "carried the scars, for months"!

she glares "we give them life".

"And from me, she gets the best of everything".


"She is me and I am her,

I wipe her nose and all the rest".

"I held her close and rocked her at my breast".

"Yet the child loves her Daddy best".


Again I listen to my Daughters tiny voice

I heard my baby girl loud and clear

How fragile the sound

In it, I heard the shattering of expectation, of hope

Her need, her despair, and her disappointment

Cause her Daddy wasn't there


As I listened again just once more

I made a vow to my little Girl that Day

To be her hero come what may



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© 2017 Juliet Stewart-Austin

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