The Well Held No Water

Happy birthday!

You wonderful child!

I went back to the well,

To get a drink of water.

The only word the well would give,

                                                                  was "daughter".

The word brought a smile and a tear.

There's a smile of pride, I cannot hide.

There's a warmth, a glow,

That simmers inside.

I gave her life?

Oh, how contraire!

The touch of her hand,

The smell of her hair!

This precious thing,

Came from love.

Oh God, thank YOU!


The well holds no water.

                                            The "WELL" holds my daughter.

Happy birthday Josie Lee!

I love you,

             your dad,

                          Micky Dee

I hope that God does keep her wise,

So that she might recognize,

The tears of joy that a father cries,

And see that love in her father's eyes.

I love you Michaela Josie Lee!


This poem, just above was left at McKenzie's hub:

"My Son His Son"

I hope that God does make him wise,

So that he might recognize,

The tears of joy that a mother cries,

And see that love in his mother's eyes.

I just substituted her for his, etc., MD

God bless everybody!

Happy birthday!
Happy birthday!

I love you Josie Lee!

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

No wonder l love you.

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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Beautiful, your love shows through your writing.

your love for your child is clear

for you are a father most dear

your heart is filled with love

it will be carried by a dove

as it lands within her sight

she will feel her father's love

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Great! I envy your ability to bridge the gap, father to daughter, a place where I've failed and lost 6 grand kids in the failure, 50

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter. I copy 50 Caliber, I don't see birthdays of 3 of my 4 children. Sad isn't strong enough a word, it's deeper than sad. Peace my friend enjoy the relationship, no father should ever be without his child in his life.

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Brother the love of a child is all you really need. Being a father has been by far the best thing in my life and I'm happy to say my son, now 35, is still my favorite thing in life, we talk daily. As with all hilarious people I think that other side is very cool. Thanks for your always positive vibration mon! Peace and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Josie!! Tom

SilverGenes 6 years ago

Micky, your heart is so honest and full of love that it makes me want to be a better person. Thank you for being YOU. This is a joyous and wonderful hub :)

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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

You’ve touched my heart with this, Micky Dee. I know a father who takes his daughter’s love for granted; he will forget her birthday if somebody doesn’t remind him and persuade him to pay her at least a visit. I voted this all the way up!

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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

This poem is a reflection of you.

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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

She will love this poem for sure, Micky Dee. Just like I love it. :)

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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

I agree with Hummingbird above in that this poem is a reflection of you. Beautiful words that came from the heart.

She is a beautiful and very lucky young lady, to have a Dad that cares so much for her.

I am also vote this one all the way up.

Take care and God Bless Micky.

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Nicely done.

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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Reading this I thought and- I hope you do not mind me saying that I can see in your words and photos that this 'well' contains the love for your daughter and it is a wishing well too - and it is deeper than any ordinary well. She is beautiful and has a wonderful smile. I hope she has a wonderful birthday.

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poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

You are blessed Micky. Thank you for sharing something so peronal. The love you feel for her shines through in every line.

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

How adorable! Great poem and fabulously cute pictures! What a treasure.

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Happy birthday dear Josie; whatever you do in life, just remember how lucky you are to have a father like Micky. It is your smile that made him a better man and it is his love that will make you a better woman.

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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Happy birthday Josie,

Micky, you are so blessed to have a daughter and she,s beautiful. I hope she realizes that she has the best Dad in the world. You bring so much pleasure to all of us who follow and love you.

Peace and love

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bgamall 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Bright and pretty. Ah to be 25 again, with more knowledge than the first time!

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KKalmes 6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Hello Micky, love ya...

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

My uncle, where have you been? I miss you so much. This is lovely poem I've ever heard from you. I saw your sincerity here. Please send my warm greeting for you daughter. Thank you very much. I always pray for you, my uncle.

Prasetio :)

Your nephew from Indonesia

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, this is lovely, great birthday tribute to a very pretty daughter, well done Micky, cheers nell

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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Happy birthday Josie, all my best wishes to you.

So touching Micky, beautiful poem, I love it!

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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Your love for your lovely daughter shines through your words to her. Thanks for sharing them with us. I absolutely loved the photo at the top. What a cutie!

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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

She is so pretty, you are one lucky man. I love the pretty pictures of your oh so pretty daughter. Your love is admirable, may every proud dad take a lesson from this. Wonderful hub.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I have only heard of one female with that name and I love it. Great tribute to a daughter. I would have loved a lifetime of a closeness with my dad, but at least I had a few years.

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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Micky Dee you should be proud. What a beautiful young lady! Both are blessed to have each other, hopefully she takes after her "paw" in talent and grace peace to you both.

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