My Daughter's Smile Poem
For the Little Girl who became a Woman faster than Dad was ready for...
My Daughter’s Smile
Of all the hard work I’ve done that was ever worthwhile,
It really only paid off to see my daughter smile.
When my daughter was young…she would wait for me,
To finish up yard work, and watch “Funniest Videos” on TV.
But alas, those days are long gone…
But don’t get me wrong…it is good that she’s moved on.
I tell myself, “God made us to grow into who we would be,
Each one of us has a trip to take to begin our own personal journey.”
My daughter had her own unique childhood…as did I,
So just because she’s gone and left the nest…don’t mean I got’ta cry!
Daughter’s are their own unique breed…its’ surely true,
One day you can do no wrong…then later on she looks real funny at you!
That’s just part of being a Dad…my friend,
Hang on and enjoy the ride…till the end!
Your daughter has to grow up and go through each phase,
Those were good times back then…Yeah…good days!
It’s time for her to become the woman that you’re hard work helped create,
She will become a fine young lady, and some “goofball’s” perfect mate.
First...it is off to college… and then coming up real soon…
She gets her own apartment…But, today she called me up this afternoon.
“Hi Dad,” She says, “…I haven’t talked with you in a while,”
I thank the Lord above for my little girl…She always makes me smile.
It wasn’t easy to see her grow up…it dawned on me as she hit high school…
I must confess…It hurt real bad… but us Dads…have to play it cool!
“My lil’ girl is older now…Won’t be too much longer before she’s grown!”
C’mon, Dads out there…Be tough for her…for that day she’s on her own!
Don’t cry or moan, kick and scream, or even weep…
For the little one you use to help tuck in at night to sleep.
Yeah…your daughter…She’ll be just fine…
And so will you…through the course of time.
We have forever shared the bond of being Dad and little girl for awhile…
It all returns back to me…Just to see my Daughter Smile !
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