Daddy, Why?

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Daddy, Why?

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Daddy, why is heaven up above?

Dumpling, so the angels can fly,

their wings like soft downy clouds,

ever changing and evolving

as they soar above us,

watching our dreams and listening to our prayers.

Daddy, why does it rain?

Because Dumpling, angels see our troubles,

and cry for us, their tears cleansing the earth,

and helping us to wash away our fears,

our doubts that love can conquer all.

Daddy, why do we love?

Dumpling, because we find happiness in love,

because we can see the beauty in your face,

the joy you bring us in your perfect heart,

your new life and open soul.

Daddy, what’s a soul?

My little Dumpling, you,

not your body, not your thoughts but you,

who you really are on the inside,

that is your soul,

perfect and singular, without comparison.

Daddy, is the world perfect?

Dumpling, it may not seem it, but it is,

and can only be as we wish it,

as we allow it to become.

But Daddy, I don’t want war,

or people to hurt one another.

Why do people do that?

Because Dumpling, they don’t know any better,

they cannot see the beauty of love and peace.

Perhaps if they were to know you,

they would change their minds.

Daddy, I can’t stop a war.

Dumpling, your heart can do anything,

love can do anything, accomplish anything.

Put you hand on your heart Dumpling, yes like that.

Can you feel it beating?

Yes Daddy.

That is love knocking on your door,

asking you to follow a life of peace,

to change a tired world, make angels cry tears of joy.

You can do all that, little one.

I love you Daddy.

I love you Dumpling, I love you too.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you Anju, I'm glad you appreciate my words. Thanks for dropping by.


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Anju Arya 4 years ago from India

Really a beautiful poem. I appreciate it. Keep up writing so beautiful.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you related time2rite, and thanks for your lovely comment.


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time2rite 5 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

This is a very beautiful and moving poem; I was deeply touched by it. I could envision a daddy with his little daughter, (I was the only girl of four children so I know what a special relationship that is in and of itself),sitting and talking. Voted "Up" and "Awesome".


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you RVDaniels, I appreciate your comment. Thanks for reading.


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RVDaniels 5 years ago from Athens, GA

Beautiful.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you liked it justateacher, thanks for reading and you comment.


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justateacher 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

Wonderful writing..and I agree the baby pic is just adorable. But I love this conversation with a child!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

So glad you liked it raciniwa. have a great day.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks gm, Glad you enjoyed; it is a great pic of the baby. Who couldn't love that?


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, I love this one...a way out of your usual theme...so cute Dumpling is...


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

This is the most beautiful and sweetest poem. I especially love the picture of the beautiful baby!

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