I Will Watch as you Sleep..........

Not one sound outside in the afterglow
of dusk silenced in the fall
Nor a sound in here either as I
sit in a spell of willing recall

I think back .... way back to other days
and similar feelings amid a dreamlike glow
As you breath in ..... sleeping dust and fall
away to some peaceful place you would go

A place of unicorns and strawberry
shortcake as only little girls can be
I used to breath the scent of your hair
just to hold that simple memory

A father and a daughter...... the greatest gift
I have ever known
The truth and the proof will show itself
at heavens throne

And yes I will once again watch over you
as you my darling sleep
Remember that ....remember ....A Dads promise
that I will always keep








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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Bless you, what a lovely poem!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Paradise , I am blessed with a daughter that loves me inspite of myself!....What a lucky dad!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Such a wonderful father..your daugher is blessed too..lovely poem

Sunnie


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Awww - how beautiful and touching!

It brought back so many memories of campfires, prepping my fishing line, loading my firt BB gun, and loads of others.

It made for a great way to start my evening. Thank you!


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

A truly Very Beautiful poem, I love it!

Best Wishes.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Sunnie, Sometimes I look at my baby girl and think , how did someone like ME create someone so beautiful in heart ,mind and soul! I am but a humble dad! Thanks for coming by Sunnie....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Femmeflashpoint , Now if my daughter had asked for a bee bee gun !!? .Sounds like you were a tomgirl! lol .......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Kamalesh, Thank you very much , I am a lucky Dad~!!.......:-}


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sofs 5 years ago

This poem made my day, so lovely, so beautiful.. what a great dad you must be...A blessed daughter she is, to have her father watch over her so tenderly...

I will be back to read this again.. :)


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

You ARE a blessed dad and she a blessed girl. So many do not have this sweet, loving relationship. I am so happy that you have made memories and watch over her as she sleeps.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

The minute I saw this I knew who it was written about. I wish my father didn't pass away so young. I sometimes miss the love of a father. I had a stepfather whom I adored but he hurt my Mom badly and we lost touch.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This made my eyes wet. Sniff. I can feel the deep love of a Dad for his precious daughter. I love the way you capture emotions with your poetry.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sofs , thank you so much , but it is my daughter that is the best part of me !....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , I am only blessed with her ! She is forgiving of the huble and typical father that I am . Thank you ! And a Fathers hug from me to you!....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , He may have passed away but I think somehow that he is right there ! . And if you need a Dad ...talk to me !...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Violet Sun , If I bring tears to your eyes , then I know I have done well! I used to talk to my daughter as a teen and when I could bring her to tears I felt I was connecting , Now I know ....I was just bring the hell out of her!......Nice to see you always ...:-}


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes, knowing how lucky dads are that have the love and hearts of their daughters for that matter their children period! I wish I could say the same, I pray every day that my two daughters come back into my life.

They were taken away from me by WORDS put into their hearts by my ex and its been years now. Oh well, my last breath I take will be in sorrow for the loss I sustained. I congratulate you for being a loving Daddy in your little girls life.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

saddlerider, I stand in agreement with your prayer of restoration. Keep loving them and reaching out. Their hearts will soften one day. I just have faith for that.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Saddlerider, you may or may not know my daughter And I have disgussed you and your daughters .And thought , ......I wish that Saddleriders life was like ours! And I wished that the distance between could be just simply dissolved for the sake of you and them. There is so much being missed out on! And I know, I shouldn't even speak these words, but please , please find one small way to open that door! I am just simply your friend here on hubs. But I feel that this could be the answer! For each of your happiness!. Blessings to you , my friend and : to your quest !


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , Now Saddlerider , there is one of the wisest women that I have known here ! Hyphenbird , she has an insight that goes beyond what you and I are capable of !.....:-}


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Let me thank the both of you for your words of encouragement to me. I to pray that door will someday open between us and our hearts will be one again. I have reached out in different ways and nothing has resulted. I wait for that phone to ring, an email or a letter, still nothing.

I will continue on my journey, if we are meant to be together God will send me a sign and open that door, I truly believe that. Thanks again for your kindest of words, humbly appreciate them. Hugs


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Thank you ahorseback. You are so kind to me.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

So much love in your words, they moved me to tears...

What a wonderful precious relationship you have.

Best wishes MM


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ahh but you are the kind one Hyphengirl!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful poetry, beautiful Daughter. Thank you. I always wanted a Daughter. All of my Sisters have Daughters and they are so close. Thank you...


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful poem. Made me think of my dad and how I miss him so.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

Thank you ahorseback for sharing this bit of love between a father and his daughter. I have never been close to my dad, but know if I ever need him, he is right down the road. I do remember him taking me out hunting and the first time I shot my deer and pronghorn. He was so proud he gave me a big hug, and bragged it up to his friends.

@Saddlerider- Never give up. Keep sending out your love and I will add you to my prayer list. My husband was separated from some of his siblings when they were younger. For years he thought one of them was dead, but just a few weeks ago, she found him and gave him a call. Before that phone call, he had given up the idea that they could reunite and have a relationship. God had a different plan. Now they are talking about a chance to get together to see each other. Every day they chat and play games on Facebook. (My hubby never considered a FB page before she contacted him.) Maybe with your writing and sharing your experiences here on HP, your children will read it and begin to understand what a loving father they have and the things they are missing out on by insecurities. Again, I will pray for you.

Thanks again, Ahorseback, for sharing you wonderful poetry! I have enjoyed reading it.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi ahorseback, I commented earlier but must have forgotton the post button.

It bought tears to my eyes, so beautiful.

What a wonderful, precious relationship you have.

Voting up, Best wishes MM


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I only wish I could have been the frst to comment. I will settle for the being the very one you wrote this for instead. Thanks daddy! I always feel your loving presence and have always known it's been here from the very beginning! Love and hugs always....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Movie master , It isn't every day a woman tells me that ...LOL sorry I made you cry!....Thank you for stopping by!.......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always Exploring , Steal one of your nieces !LOL , My girl is a blessing to me as a Dad ! She forgives me my shortcommings and she saved me from myself more than once ! Good to see you , be well my friend....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Just ask Susan , My advce, forget all the bad stuff {if any ] and remember only the greatest times! I know that there is something beautiful in daughters and dads! I feel so lucky !....thanks for sharing this!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Tlpoague , Thank you for dropping in and joining us ! My daughter and I are very lucky and we are connected in ways beyond my understanding. I have said "she forgives me my shortcomings " , so true! Our good friend Saddlerider will one day see his dream come true , I believe it!.......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Love and kisses sweety ! You know I love the dickens out of ya !oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoo...:-}

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