The Men Are Already Leaving

The men in her life go their own way
First it was her Daddy
Then soon her brother too
I wonder if she will always have to say goodbye

She never loses her love for us
She forgives and insists we’re a family
Neither of us are as strong as she can be
She smiles knowing tomorrow is the day to cry

I wonder if she’ll ever feel at home with a man
She learned about men early in her life
They make her happy
But it only lasts as long as the last piece of pie

She runs to me with grace running through her veins
I’ve never been able to leave yesterday behind
Yet she can always open a new day of sunshine
She just loves me and I never have to ask why

She lives her life of dolls and being Daddy’s girl
She plays mom to her brother but loves him just the same
One day he’ll miss her and remember these days
Until then she’ll hug us while tomorrow closes it’s misty eyes

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kennynext 4 years ago from Everywhere

very nice. bring out some more

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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you kennynext. This one is very personal as I am referring to my daughter of course. I live apart from her and her brother is going to graduate from high school in three years. That will create another bit of a void in her life but she remains positive about life. I get a lot of inspiration from her and as corny as it sounds it was a very emotional piece for me to write. As for bring out some more I'm trying!

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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

I agree that normal children are very forgiving. Sounds like your daughter is one of them. Thanks for a look in both of your hearts.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

A very beautiful outlook at a life of a girl... Brilliantly put and poetically described- the stages and events In a girl loses men in her life... to only meet a new one.. Dad, Brother, Husband, Son... who so ever it may be

Respect Sir!


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@WannaB - Thank you for commenting. She is very forgiving. She rolls with things because somehow she understands making the best of the next opportunity.

@rahul - Thanks man. It is about my daughter. I was somewhat touched by her spirit recently and I wrote this up for her... she'll read it someday. I hope I can mitigate any negative assumptions that she is developing about relationships and family life. It's tough.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i am a daughter too but i haven't had the chance to grow with a must be an awesome experience with you...

what i mean is your daughter has the time of her life...

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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi raciniwa - I'm sorry I took so long to respond. I see you have a personal connection with this; it's a sad story but my daughter is a happy girl and she knows I love her so the rest of the story seems to be working.

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