Prose - My True Valentine

For my darling Wren
My beautiful rose
The face of love
Comforting those
Who may be sad
Or alone
Because your smile
Reminds
Of the magic
Possessed
By a young girl
And the promise
Of spring's return
And the awakening
Of life once again
As it does every year
In the garden
And in your heart
I love you
As a father should
But also because
Of the way you love me
And no distance
Will ever divide us
For my heart
Will always race to you
The one who loves
And forgives
And provides meaning
To my life

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A lovely reminder on your insistance of lasting heart.;)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

You probably think I'm either moody or in need of some medication but regardless of my true feelings towards Valentine's Day, a seven year old girl wants and needs this recognition of our bond...


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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

A beautiful and heartfelt poem that will be cherished by your daughter always. She is a very lucky young lady!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you azure - she means everything to me (as does my son) and she is the face of love... no question about it...


Nan 5 years ago

True Love and I believe that only happens once in a lifetime.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nan - thank you for commenting... I agree but this is about my daughter...


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

You are a romantic and a poet, you never must make excuses for your brilliant writes, we as poets can dig up the past of hate, anger, rage and loss. Ours souls are tested by our muse and what comes forth from our quill is what has been stirred from deep within. I read and commented on your previous Valentine rant with much interest and understanding.

This is truly YOU the romantic, a caring and loving Daddy that his little girl admires and LOVES very much. I am so happy for you and her, I am estranged from my two girls and it's been a few years now. My heart feels this precious brilliant poem you dedicate to your daughter and I am envious.

As a tear slides down my cheek while typing this, never ever let go of her love, stay steadfast with your love no matter what dark days and war of roses you may face with your ex.

It's all for the sake of the children, for a divorce in time will pass, but we need to keep the love of our children strong for both parents forever. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece with us all. Cheers amigo.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Saddlerider - well you just choked me up man... it's brutal to be apart from children who love so easily and freely and I am SO sorry that your children have somehow not been able to get beyond the problems between you and your ex. They should learn to detach themselves and maintain an independent life and view of you. But I know the idealism of youth and I have family members who judged their parents harshly during a divorce.

I may have told you this before but last year I sat with my daughter and advised her to live her life and not worry about how mommy and daddy are getting along. She said "I'm only six years old Daddy!" But I told her she had so much already to do with school, dancing, sports and just being a child with friends. She hadn't thought about it like that... the idea that she had her own life seemed to be a bit of a revelation and I hope I reached her emotional side; to strengthen it and not worry about me because the support is still there... there are no worries even though my absence may create anxieties at times.

I will present her this poem tomorrow as I like to give her my own thoughts instead of someone else's from Hallmark. The great thing is she can read now and it will be nice to see the look on her face as it dawns on her what I am trying to say....

Hang in there man... I wish I could help or offer something that would soothe your soul. Hopefully there is still time for some sort of reconciliation that will allow the coming days to be a filled with what the past did not allow...

And thank you for the strong words of praise....


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Very nice valentine's poem. Until I read your comments, I actually thought this was written about "prose" -- writing, your true valentine. I'm sure writing is also your valentine, but your daughter is likely more fitting and deserving. Well done. Cheers.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

How beautiful this is, and an honest, heartfelt tribute from a loving father to his daughter. Kudos, and a vote up on this splendid verse.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Dee - thank you!

@I guess I always label my hubs as either poems or prose followed by the title. It helps me find them easier in the "category" section. Maybe there's a better way... thank you though and my daughter is definitely fitting but writing is something that is very important to me...

@Genna - thank you. It's how I feel... there is no doubt about it.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

A beautiful tribute to unconditional love that your daughter knows and feels everyday.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Amy - thank you for the comment and yes she knows how I feel about her....


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vydyulashashi 5 years ago from Hyderabad,India

Beautiful and Lovely. Your daughter is very lucky to have a great loving father.

God Bless You all!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Vydy - thank you for that... It's easy to write a card... being a father is a challenge but she hasn't fired me yet!


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Nayothara 5 years ago

Beautiful.......... In every words... in Every way... I see only the beauty.... Thank you for sharing....


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nayo - It's good to see you back... yes it is the love a father has for his daughter.... a beautiful feeling. Thank you....


Marina Lester 5 years ago

A daughter in your life, how old may I ask? Very beautiful and one of the best gifts on Valentines. :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Marina - she is seven years old. I also have a fourteen year old son. They are very special to me of course. She was able to read the "card/poem" out loud and she was beaming at the words. Our favorite song is Diamond Girl by Seals & Crofts because as she says: "I'm the diamond girl, right daddy?"


Marina Lester 5 years ago

"I'm the diamond girl, right daddy?" That really puts a smile on my face and in my heart because that is so beautiful. A dad who loves his daughter, and a daughter who knows it. :D


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Marina - She definitely knows I love her. I took her to softball practice last night and helped her practice the piano afterwards. I play and she said she wants to play just like me. She is a pretty ambitious little thing. I listened to the song after I left and almost lost it...

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