Still Daddy’s Little Girl


Time has flown

On silver wings

Memories like butterflies

Flitting from flower to flower

Fly through my mind

Has it really been that long?

Since we parted

Since last I saw your face

Or held your hand?

But one thing you can be sure of daddy

I am still and always will be your little girl


Thank you for making my childhood sunny

For being there for me

You weren’t afraid of what others would think

But joined me in my games

Everywhere we’d go

Oh what a sight it must have been

The little girl holding on to the hand

Of a tall but happy man

So you see I haven’t forgotten

And daddy you know

That I still am and will always be your little girl


Through all the good times and the bad

You were there to cuddle

Or kiss the tears away

There was never a day

That you didn’t adore me

I only wish that I could’ve

Had more time with you

And I know you wanted that too

Don’t have a care daddy

I still am and will always be your little girl


The day you went away

I guess God was calling

I only wish that we had had the time

For one last kiss

And sweet good-byes

But I know

That you are looking out for me daddy

And I still am and will always be your little girl


The trips mom and I took to the cemetery

I knew even then

You were up in Heaven

But I could still place flowers on your grave

It was such a lovely spot

With two birches

Just like from your homeland

And I knew you were there with us

Because daddy

I still am and will always be your little girl


Time has moved on

And I know you have seen me grow

I know you love me still

And when I go out into the garden at night

Looking up toward the twinkling stars

I imagine I see your reflection

The light of the stars

Outlining your tender smile

And I feel like you're right there daddy

Because I still am and will always be your little girl


Thank you so much

For leaving me your creativity

And love for writing and poetry

I know how much this means to you

And that you’re proud of me

For carrying on

I still have so much that was left unsaid

Deep inside of me

And every picture of you daddy

Brings a fond memory

I still am and will always be your little girl


My consolation

Comes from knowing

That you and mom

Are walking the fields of Heaven together

That you both are there just beyond reach

And that I have nothing to fear

It’s just that you went away too soon daddy

So you can be sure

That I still am and will always be your little girl


So I send you all my love

On this Father’s Day

And want to let you know

That I miss you so

You’ll always be a part of me

I’ll look toward the stars

Glowing from above

And give you my sweetest smile

For you’ll always be my daddy

And I still am and will always be your little girl

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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

Wiping away a tear, Gypsy. I know just how you feel.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Sweet poem. Great to be loved and love.

Shared this.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England

A lovely poem. I share many of the tales of happy, sunny times and was and still is Daddy's little girl.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...what a lovely tribute Rasma - I would also say it's a tribute to his daughter and his wife too - what a wonderful heartfelt story in poetic narrative form and only someone as special as you could make it even more meaningful and touching - bravo my fine friend - lake erie time 7:51pm and yes my mum and dad were my two best friends ......


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

What a sweet tribute to your Dad and just in time for Father's Day! I, too, was fortunate to have a wonderful father. This was so touching. I voted it UP etc. Goodnight


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

A beautiful poem with a constant theme of love and adoration for your dear Daddy. A moving tribute with treasured photos bringing the past back to joyous life for these tender moments. All my votes and best wishes to you, Rasma, from Annie.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing this my beautiful little girl, Daddy is proud of you and watching you from on high. I sure hope my estranged 3 children think of me when I'm gone. I hope at least they read my poetry, they may then get a picture of who I really am inside. This beautiful piece brought tears to this poet's eyes. Brilliant work my sweet poet.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this sensitive and heart-felt share


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Awesome tribute, great poem. Brilliant.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment Molly. I was only ten when dad passed away and I've always wished I could have known him as an adult.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked this wetnosedogs and thanks for the share. Dad was really a terrific guy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad to hear that you also are a daddy's little girl editorsupremo. A loving dad is the greatest thing a girl can have.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for your comment Colin and glad you like my tribute to my dad. He was really wonderful. Happy to hear you also had great parents. Hugs to you at Riga time 2:30 PM


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked my tribute to my dad Mary and thanks for the vote. Yes we are lucky to have had wonderful dads.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment and the vote Annie. Glad you enjoyed my tribute. I miss him lots. Glad you like the pics only wish they could be a lot bigger.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment Vincent and glad you liked my tribute to my dad. I miss him a lot. I sure hope that your children will get to read your poetry and see what a great and talented dad they have.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked my tribute to my dad Mhatter.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked my tribute to my great dad myownlife.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Gypsy this was so nice father's day coming this week bless you girl


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oh, Gyspsy, How proud he must be of his little girl. Love, written as you have, is the most beautiful Father's Day gift you could give him. You pulled at my heart strings with this beautiful poem to your Dad.

Hugs and kisses to you, friend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for liking my tribute to my dad Frank. He was a great man and I miss him lots.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment shiningirisheyes. Glad you liked my tribute. I know dad's with me but I still miss seeing him. Hugs and kisses right back to you.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

This is such a beautifully written poem right from the heart of daddy's little girl !

Vote up and more !!!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up, awesome, and beautiful. Sincerely one of your best. This is a tear jerker, so much emotion and feeling. A beautiful tribute Gypsy, I know it brought back many memories.


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Gypsy, a very touching poem. It sounds like you had a really good relationship with your Dad. Your poem is a fitting tribute. Voted up and awesome.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment and the vote kashmir. Glad you liked my tribute to a wonderful dad.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for liking my tribute to my great dad Ricky. Yeah it sure brought back memories. I remember my mom always making sure I had a gift for dad. But his favorite always were my drawings and later my school made Father's Day cards.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked my tribute to my dad Ann and thanks for the vote. Me and dad were the best of friends.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Such a heartfelt memoir...

Beautiful Work Rasma... as always.. :)

For our parents we will always be their little ones


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked my tribute to my dad. I miss him lots and yes, in parents' eyes we are always children.


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Lot Rillera 4 years ago from Philippines

Hi, gypsy, wonderful poem for your dad. I know He's so proud of you in reading this poem for him. My dad is also in heaven and I miss him so much too. voted up! Lot


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment and the vote Lot. Good to know our dads will always be with us and watching over us until we meet again.

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