My Daughter My Friend

one more week

and you will be here

I already feel

your presence


even before

you first arrived

we connected

on a level

beyond logic

twenty-seven years ago

yesterday

and now

next week

I can once again

hold you

and then

let you go

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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful, Russ. Thanks for sharing.

Love and peace

Tony


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Thanks Russ...I know what you feel...that special connection between father and daughter...it never goes away...they will always be Daddy's little girl, to be protected, sharing secrets, laughing together, sharing that special reflective love...

Larry


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comments guys. I am very grateful for the privilege of being a father. I sensed at the beginning that it would be the most significant role I would play in this life and it has been and I guess always will be.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hey Russ

This poem reminds me of this song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgZftrobqlg


Iphigenia 7 years ago

Lovely - I have a daughter of 24 years old, she's gone to visit my mum for a week, and I miss her; She comes home in a week - so this poem resonated deeply for me today. Thanks for sharing.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Iphigenia, yes, even a week can bring up lots of feelings. Russ


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Chris, yes, thank you. Same sentiment. He also knows. Regards, Russ


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Lgali 7 years ago

i like this poem


Jennie H 7 years ago

This is lovely Russ. Goose bumps. Thank you for sharing.


Shubhangi Joshi 4 years ago

Russ, you made me cry.

What a beautiful, honest and real expression of love and affection for a daughter.The title in itself shows the beautiful bond you share with her.

I am going to share this poem everywhere I can - twitter, fb and HP

Thank you so much for sharing this with us.


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Shubhangi, what a lovely compliment, to cry. Your feedback is touching and special. Thank you.

Russ

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