A Princess on Wings of Prayers.......

Tiny scandled feet ....curly toes standing
on my work boots away we would dance
Who......who could have known.....not me
the love of a daughter by chance

Waltzing across the rooms of the house
head thrown back and grinning
Her big blue eyes are laughing
her fathers heart is winning

Trying desperately to break the cycles
of cursed generations past
Pleading silently to god above
to make small moments last

I know how much it hurt me to leave
you at the end of school vacations
But I could only imagine .......your
pain .... stolen visitations

What does a father owe a child
when failed marriages end
A life time of making up .........
whats the messege we send

Every step that two lovers take away
from the others
Destroys the trust of the children
little sisters and brothers

Forgive me .....I beg of you...let me
be again the apple of your eye
Forget not .......I know the pain I
caused........I know the reason why

Dancing with me again .......I would die
for the love we share
Standing before you ....taking your hand
such beauty waltzing there

I want you to know..... I watched over you at the terminal windows as each airliner taxied away from my grasp ....my control..... but each time that happened you left on the wings of a knowing god and a powerful prayer. Before you .......... a knight in tarnished armor his sword worn and his horse old and tired.......Your Dad.




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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

The relationship between a dad and daughter is very special. Great job capturing the love.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

I just looked at this hub and picture again ! Taken a couple weeks ago, If I was to go blind this picture is worth a whole life of "seeing" her smile. Thank yoy Hyphenbird!!!:-}


daddysgirl 5 years ago

Oh my my! You know I would give just as much as you to steal away to younger years...but as I grow older there are no regrets dad! It all is still here and remains...our love! I have always felt you watching and even though my eyes desperately search to find you, my heart knows just where you are...where you have always been. I love you dad for eternity and I'm still dancing on your toes! Love and hugs forever...your daughter


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

I love this picture because it looks like you're about to fall over from smiling. Love you too ....always and forever......dad


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I love it cause it shows me there is still that inner child loving to be hugged by her dad!!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi ahorseback,

I do not get emotional easily but this one brought tears to my eyes.

Such a close and loving relationship between father and daughter.

Very often after reading a hub such as yours we say " I hope she knows how lucky she is !" However here she is fully aware of this .

This one has really stirred me and I wish you both my best wishes.

Thank you so much for sharing this one.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you again Eiddwen , Ahh she is a blessing to this old guy , this beautiful child makes all of lifes problems trivial ! Be well my lady.


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

For the love of a child, we endure all and hope they understand. Great hub.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Chspublish , Remember this , in the years to come they will even more! I really believe this as my daughter has grown and matured. I hope you are all well, thank you. Ed.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Very cute photo of you and your daughter! Lovely, lovely poem! Love always wins over unfortunate hardships and I've read enough of her hub coments to see how much she admires you!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

I loe this photo , Like you I like taking pictures, nd I know when I connect! I connected in this one and I did;nt even take it, My wife took it. Be well my friend.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Very beautiful and it is always less than ideal. My son's little boy is so spoiled but I think it is his mama's doing do have him ask for so much and my son admits it has a lot to do with guilt, every case is sad. I can add some humor though, when my husband and I fought when our son and daughter where tiny it would be who would get them but as they neared the teens it was who was gonna have to take them! Half true, lol.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Pollyannalana, yes I believe you there, The spoiling part is always there to some extent. My girl was very passive aggressive with the spoiling part ,she would go to the toy dept and just stare up at the Barbie dolls with her big blue eye's and make sure I saw her doing it!!! Be well and Nice to see you here.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Just been really busy writing and spring cleaning and try to add a poem a day to my new collection. Put one off my last ones copyright in wrong name, hate to be in such a rush and do crazy things and this was one of those that wrote itself, I love those. Children's book comes out Monday, just E and want to see about paperback to soon follow, have a romance for Jackie I have done awhile back but leading up to on hubs, be good for something, huh, since they decide to not let me have even eighty unless I forget and leave ads on somewhere which I try hard not to. Anyway I read your poem and others but don't always have a chance to post and I am so bad anymore to comment then forget to push the button, I am just going too fast and need to slow down. Jojo is my new concern here at hubs and I have to encourage her, too. She is young, gets hurt easy. Have a nice weekend.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Pollyannlana , thank you , Its good to be busy but be carefull your not too busy! We need you healthy and happy here ! You must be well and take care of YOU! Congratulations on the book , I'll have to check it out. I love your other sight. I wish I was that talented with this computer. :-] :-]


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Thank you, and of course you have talent. Glad you like the site, really should get in there soon and add some more, some I never tire of though, well not my poems but music that follows, lol. Another site up next week, more for children, or the child in everyone....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ahh good for you! Yes it sure is a lot of fun writing {I think} keep up the great stuff.

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