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A Poem for innocence lost, Father and daughter

Updated on September 27, 2013

Ain't she a doll?

Harmony is simple and growth is hard
Harmony is simple and growth is hard | Source

Pride and sorrow

A little girl was given unto her mother and me

TI reached down and touched her as she was birthed

What joy and love had been unearthed

I cut her cord on that joyous and wondrous day

And promised to love her in every way

he task ahead was so that she could see

The sweetest of angels she was to the whole place

Happiness would come to any given space

And she grew up well always pleasant and kind

Even to her father who was a bit of a grind

He was loving and caring but so damned intimidating

For her he was often just plain aggravating

But through the years she bit her toungue

And climbed life's ladder, every rung

Finally as a fine young lady she had had enough

And somehow became strong and even tough

she stood up straight and she stood up right

And she laid into her father's soul with all her might

Crushed and weekend the Dad just crumpled and fell

Into an abyss much like what we think of as hell

But the father's grief did not last long

In his heart returned the song

Finally he was done raising her to be all grown

Finally she became the woman as he always had known

Pride surged along with a sense of relief

For his daughter had blossomed beyond belief

Now he knew she would be alright

And he could rest from the long hard fight

Oh it was hard so very hard on the girl

All emotions caught in a whirl

But she came to see that life was made this way

She had to get tough and right if she chose to stay

Happiness abounds in both their souls

Now that they have accepted these new roles

(for my wonderful wonderful daughter Addy)

Life is good with two great daughters

What's love got to do with it? hihihi
What's love got to do with it? hihihi | Source

We are given so much, if we just slow down and recognize it


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sorry Lori, I get about 1/2 notifications lately. It is what it is.

      All my people are real. Just disguised. We are blessed to have them.

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      Lori Colbo 

      4 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Hi Eric, lovey tribute. I loved this line:

      But through the years she bit her toungue

      And climbed life's ladder, every rung

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      thanks much Eddy,

      I hope all is doing well for you down there in paradise.

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      5 years ago from Wales

      A beautiful tribute Eric and voted up.


    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Reba, girls can pick their friends but I suppose they are kind of stuck with us dads. I am quite glad my daughters consider me both. Thank you for sharing this with me.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We are blessed by our children and I just love remembering that fact. Thank you BlossomSB. I am sure you make your father very happy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. What a wonderful tribute to a very beautiful daughter.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful tribute indeed. Bless you for sharing.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Blessings to you and yours Bill

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is no need for me to write a lengthy comment....this is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter....I'll stop at that. :)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Michael, when writing this there was a question in setting it up. HP gave me a list of what kind of poem it was, I barely recognized 2 of 15 types of poetry and then only by name. I think mine is not really poetry. But I do know about daughters. Happily

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mhatteroo, Thank you much for the visit and comment. Well I published this and went over and read your work and went to bed chuckling. This is just a great piece at

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      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      My friend... this is a great write .. it might not be the best poem in the world , but it is the thought that counts.. you are blessed to have a family that loves you .. I would never wish having to raise a daughter on my worst enemy.. I have no children, but met my wife when she was just out of high school.. her father raised 5 girls and he told me some stories .. LOL ( he had to break down the bathroom door once, because they would not share the bathroom in the morning) ha,ha,ha .. but back to your poem .. your love shows in your words my friend and it comes deeply from your soul..


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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for unfolding this father/daughter puzzle..


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