My Greatest Valentine

My greatest Valentine

As with any girl I know

That was my daddy

The hero of my heart


My greatest Valentine

Was no Rock Hudson, no Cary Grant or even Gary Cooper

But he had me heart and soul

Every smile so precious


My greatest Valentine

Might not have been Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra or even Bruce Springsteen

But he was the apple of my eye

I loved him do or die


My greatest Valentine

Had me from the word go

I would always tell him so

He was the hero of my heart


My greatest Valentine

Made me so glad

When we were just the two of us

And the world was ours


My greatest Valentine

Made my heart beat faster

Every time we were together

Just my daddy and me


There weren’t any moments

That didn’t make memories

Me and my greatest Valentine

My daddy the hero of my heart


Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for the best 10 years of my young life

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Oh, this is so beautiful. Such a pretty poem Dad would be proud of.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

Beautiful poem. It makes me miss my father, who lives 1500 miles away from me and who was my absolute hero and best buddy when I was a kid. We did everything together, and I would be lost without him if he was gone.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

So heartfelt and something we most can relate to. Love the song too, never heard it, perfect for this, hope all will listen to it. ^


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Absolutely splendid Valentine Ode to the pure love of a daughter and her father. I send a special Happy Valentine to you as well as your dear Daddy up in Heaven.

Many many blessings to you, dear friend.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

So sweet. I loved all the pictures, too. The first one reminds me of my dad. How generational it was to have a cigarrette in the photo! Thank you for sharing!


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh how beautiful..Gypsy.. you wow.. amazing love this poem.. my father was and always will be so special.

many blessings my friend

sharing

debbie


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A beautiful poem Rasma and thanks for sharing.

I vote up,across and share.

Eddy.


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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Very nice tribute to your daddy :)


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bluebird 3 years ago

Very thoughtful and touching.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, how every touching, a beautiful tribute to your greatest Valentine, your dad! Loved this!

The photos are great. You are blessed with many lovely memories with your greatest Valentine!

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

GRL.......This made me smile and remember...and also brought some tears......It touched my heart. What a handsome man your Valentine was. I share your feelings for a wonderful Dad, as I recall my own. Thank you, Gypsy....UP+++


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Gypsy. Special moments are special and your poetry displayed that lovingly.


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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

Every Dad strives to have his daughter(s) feel as you do. This is a great expression of that sentiment and aspiration.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Wow such a classy Valentine! Wonderful expression. You have done a fine job. There is a smile...


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Moments may not be forever, but a dad would be the father of his daughter forever, and thanks for this one


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epigramman 3 years ago

I always love your writing and thoughts , Rasma , they are so pure and sentimental and full of love from the lovely lady behind the pen and her wisdom and her beautiful heart - and yes my dad was my best friend (as was my mum) so I have a pretty good idea here on how you really feel ..... sending warm wishes from cold cold cold lake erie time canada 6:34am


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Your comments are appreciated. It is amazing that no matter how hard I try I could never write a poem to my father without calling him daddy because when he left this world he was still my loving daddy. Only wish I could have known him when I grew up.

So glad you enjoyed my poem to my dad wetnosedogs. Been really missing him.

Glad you enjoyed this bizarrette. You are so lucky to still have your dad. Always let him know you care.

Glad you enjoyed this Jackie. Yes, I was surprised to find this song in my search for an appropriate video. Glad Nancy sang it for her famous father.

Glad you enjoyed my poem to my father Beckie. Many blessings to you too.

Glad you enjoyed this btrbell. So true that was dad's classic pose with the cigarette.

Glad you enjoyed my poem to my dad Debbie and thanks for the share. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed my poem Eddy and thanks for the share. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed my poem LadyFiddler.

Glad you enjoyed it bluebird.

Glad you enjoyed my poem to my dad Faith and thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Paula and nice to hear it also brought back some pleasant memories for you too. My dad was one terrific guy. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed my poem to my dad Ruby.

Glad you enjoyed my poem sligobay. Yes, ever dad deserves to have a loving daughter as long as he too reciprocates the same.

Glad you enjoyed my poem to my dad with a smile Martin and in turn you made me smile too. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed my poem DDE and yes, a dad is a dad for life and therefore always missed when he is gone.

Great to hear from you Colin. Glad you enjoyed my poem to my dad. Dad's are something special and glad to hear that yours was your best friend too. Lots of love and best wishes from the arctic cold here. Tonight at -20° F. Sid sends his warmest meows to Ms. Tiffy and Gabriel.


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Bettyoverstreet10 3 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

I still call my Dad, Daddy, whenever I mention him to someone! He died when I was in my twenties and I remember feeling jealous when I saw someone my age with who I imagined was their dad. I just wanted to tell them to appreciate him so much while he is here. He was only 52 when he died. Thanks you for the lovely words, Betty


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

I am sorry for those who have lost their fathers. I can't even think about that situation withtout my heart breaking. I thought I was going to lose him a few years ago when one of his heart valves ruptured. It was a nightmare couple of days waiting for him to go into surgery and recover. Now he is healthier then ever and I am so glad that even though he is far away, I can still speak with him on the phone and over Skype. I will cherish those times forever.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

So profoundly touching and memorable...a classic beauty, like you, Rasma!

Voted UP and Beautiful. Hugs, Maria


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

A beautiful and touching tribute. I can feel the profound love and admiration you have for your dad.

Voted up, beautiful and shared.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Such a moving poem dear....votes all up way and sharing too. Take care


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Very heart felt and touching!


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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

Oh - so sweet and dear. I miss my dad, too, and it's been more than 30 years. I think we never let go of the sadness completely, we just put it in a place where we can deal with it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed this Betty. I only had my dad for 10 years and I miss him lots. Sorry you lost your dad so soon too but at least you got to be with him as an adult. My dad was 61 when he died. But you know that they are always with us and protect us from above. Hugs.

So glad for you bizarrette. Treasure him while you two can still be together. God bless you both.

So glad you enjoyed this Maria. Thanks for the vote. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. Dad was really great and is missed. Thanks for the vote and share.

So glad you enjoyed this Deergha and thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Rebecca.

Glad you enjoyed this Marcy and sorry to hear that you too have lost your dad. Never can say it enough they are now looking after us and will do so until we meet again.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

This actually made me choke up, Rasma..

you were a very lucky little girl!

Happy Valentine's Day...


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Dear Friend,

You are so blessed to have had a Daddy that you loved so much, loving you just as much and being his daddy's girl. It is every girls dream to be able to lovingly put their arms around their daddy's neck or sit in their lap as they hold them tight. A daddy forms the women she will become and how she relates to men. The job of a father is one of the most important ones in the world. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute.

Love,

Sunnie


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, a wonderful valentine poem, a girl's daddy is the first love that every other man must live up to, your dad must have been a very special man. Your love shines bright in this poem.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Daddys are awesome, Rasma!


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

A very nice tribute to your dad in verse. All dads should be so lucky as yours. ~WB


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

And he raised a spirited, intelligent daughter that he no doubt was and would continue to be proud of today.


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

What an incredible tribute... that any dad would be proud of Rasma...

Very beautiful...


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Archa Ghodge 3 years ago from India

Beautifully written :)


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Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

So often Dad's get left out of the Valentine routine, this is such a wonderful tribute to a great relationship with Dads. Beautifully done, and a super video to go with it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. It's kinda tough when you lose a dad when you're still so small. Being only 10 I always wished I had known him when I was much older. Learning his wisdom so to say. But I'm happy for the time we had.

Glad you enjoyed my tribute to my dad Sunnie. You're right every little girl should have wonderful and loving daddy.

Glad you enjoyed this tobusiness. Yes, my dad was a terrific man.

They sure are Shauna.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne. Wish my dad could be around to read my poetry. Being a poet himself he would have been proud. However I'm sure he knows that even from heaven above.

Thank you for your nice comment xstatic. I do believe that he's watching over me and that he is proud of all I've accomplished.

Glad you enjoyed my tribute to my dad Laurinzo.

Glad you enjoyed this Archa.

Glad you enjoyed my tribute and video Ruby Rose.


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James A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago

Fantabulous! I love the poem and the photograph of your dad is beautiful! He looks urbane, sophisticated, and sagacious. Awesome! Thank you for sharing your creative gifts with us.

James :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So wonderful to hear from you James. Glad that you enjoyed my tribute to my dad. He was a wonderful man.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful tribute, poem and photos in honor of your father :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed my tribute to my dad. He was so wonderful and I miss him a lot.


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Pavlo Badovskyy 3 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

You are lucky to have a father whom you love and he is lucky to have such a loving daughter!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Such a lovely poem for your dad, and even though many years have passed you still remember how he made you feel, absolutely beautiful, nell


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed my tribute to my dad Pavlo. Been without him for too long and still miss him lots. I lost my father when I was only 10.

Glad you enjoyed my tribute to my dad Nell. I will never forget him. He was a wonderful father.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Oh Gyypsy - A lovely tributeto a beloved father. They mean so much to us, and we to them. I love his picture - he looks very intelligent and distinguished. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my tribute to my dad Theresa. He was a wonderful man. He was a famous Latvian poet and writer and I sure wish I knew how to translate his poems. They are terrific. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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Sherry Hewins 3 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

This struck a chord with me, especially because I was feeling kind of blue since my mom reminded me today that my dad has been gone 50 years ago this week. I have been looking at some old photos of him. I was only 6 years old when he died, and he will always be Daddy to me. He will always remain the perfect man in my memory.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Sherry I sympathize. I thought losing my dad at 10 was too young but at 6 it can be unbearable. The statistics are always in my mind this year it will be 46 years since my dad died in 1967 and this April he would have been 108. So the memories remain but what we can find comfort in is that our dads never really leave us. They are always close by and will watch over us until we meet again. Hugs.

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