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May I Have This Dance?

Updated on May 17, 2012

May I have this dance please?

Did you save this dance for me?

I would not have missed this for the world

The world is watching you now

Watching you shine, watching you sparkle

You sparkle lovely in your white gown

Your veil frames you beautiful face

All radiant, shining and lovely

This is the day I gave you away

And watched as you entered another man's household

The walk down the aisle

The walk across the threshold

The white dress

This last dance, when you smile up at me

And I smile down at you

I want you to be happy

I want you to have all the things

That I can't give you

The dance that we'll never have

The day that will never be yours

I see you watch the video

I see you watch the boys

I see you watch the other girls

And want to be part of their world

I don't know why God made you the way you are

And I pray to Him that I wil be the father you need

When I do dance you and you put your head on my shoulder

And the words you rarely speak, but I know them

I will never give you away

I am sad for you in that way

But God gave you to me to take care of

To cherish and protect

Even when others say you are not worth as much

And I know you are worth more than all of them

I will never give you away

But you will always be

My baby girl

copyright (C) 2012 christopher w neal all rights reserved

For Ruth

And everything I cannot give her


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      Chris Neal 5 years ago from Fishers, IN

      glmclendon -

      Thank you and bless you, sir!

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Chris, only a father would really understand what you have said. I still remember the same action and the emotions I had to deal with.

      God is good and we have this event to always remember. the peace and the love we experienced at that point in our life.

      Stay Well