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Youthful Innocence

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Andrew Scott
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0 posted 07-26-99 01:55 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Andrew Scott

There's a magical glint in my daughter's eye
When she catches sunrays from the sky
And goes to a place that I knew long ago
But lost when I failed not to grow old

She knows the simple pleasures this world can share
Worries and troubles? She does not care
To busy catching the sun's radiant ways
Shining gold light from my bygone days

Her joy is a father's pleasure to behold
Seeing her smile lightens my load
And though I'm jaded, she helps me understand
When she puts a sunray in my hand

Thank you my little one for your simple gift
Its brilliance gives this old heart a lift
Now go catch sunrays for as long as you can
Just remember to share a few beams with your old man

*****

Dedicated to my Blue Eyed Wonder who likes to catch sunrays as they come through the bathroom window.
© Copyright 1999 Andrew Scott - All Rights Reserved
Nicole
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1 posted 07-26-99 02:01 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

This is a treasure! Save this for her!
Balladeer
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2 posted 07-26-99 05:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A wonderful piece, Andrew. Reminds me of an old essay, "I want to be six again".....I want to go to MacDonald's and think it's a 4 star restaurant. I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks. I want to think M&M's are better than money because you can eat them. I want to return to a simple time when all you knew were colors, addition tables and simple nursery rhymes, when you thought the world was fair,that everyone was honest and good, and where anything was possible.

Your poem captures that same flavor. Nice work.
Lost Dreamer
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3 posted 07-26-99 05:31 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

This is so beautiful, you are blessed to have such a precious daughter, and she is blessed to have such a creatively thoughtful Dad.
Andrew Scott
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4 posted 07-26-99 06:59 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Satiate: Thank you. She's got the first copy already.

Sir Balladeer: So true, so true. Micky-dees just ain't what it use to be. What bums me most is that I'm too tall for their fun zone. I mean, let's face it, nobody really goes there for the food. I thank you for your words of praise.

Lost Dreamer: I am twice blessed as I have two wonderful daughters. This one just happens to like chasing sunbeams. She's also the one that likes squashing bugs. Thanks for you kindness.
Delores Hall
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5 posted 07-26-99 11:38 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

That is just breathtaking. I have a daughter
only five. And I think I will print this out
for her and put it in with her other poems
for when she gets older.How true this is with
children.
guiltborn
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6 posted 07-27-99 10:02 AM       View Profile for guiltborn   Email guiltborn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit guiltborn's Home Page   View IP for guiltborn

i must say, even though i am without a daughter and havent experienced the immense joy of parenthood, your poem captures the joy and wonder that is childhood. Very well done.
Andrew Scott
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7 posted 07-27-99 12:27 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Delores: Thank you for sharing this with your daughter. Doing so is the highest praise one can wish for.

Guiltborn: Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you comments as much as your own postings.
elvira
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8 posted 07-27-99 06:01 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

my three little "girls" love to hop amongst the sun rays as well...what can i say, my kittens are my only babies...i have a feeling your daughters will grow into outstanding women

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Tu, cosi lontano, seppure ormai, cosi vicino. ~~~Andrea Bocelli~~~
Andrew Scott
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Lady Elvira: Thank you again. I do love cats, but I'm not alergic to kids. My wife just told me that my oldest daughter was recognized as outstanding kindergarden student of the week! I think we're on the right track for "Woman of the Year, 2020" I'll let you know when it happens.
 
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