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What Makes a Daddy?

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 02-16-2000 07:18 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

I started up the sidewalk,
An old friend for to see.
A pretty little brown eyed girl
Came running up to me.
She gazed at me intently-
Then she reached out for my hand-
She said, “I have a question-
To ask you, Mr. Man”.
She asked, “Are you my Daddy?
Please tell me it is true..
My Momma has his picture
And he sure does look like you”!
I took her little hand in mine-
And gently told her, “No”-
And watched the teardrops in her eyes
And sadly turned to go...
I climbed back in my pickup
And drove out of her life...
I didn’t even stick round-
To speak to my ex-wife.
I never told that child a lie-
Although she is my blood...
She’s far too young to realize
Would not have understood...
A daddy’s more than flesh and blood
And traits passed on by genes-
I’d like to take a minute more
And tell you what I mean.
A Daddy's there to pick you up
And brush away your tears.
To hold you in his arms at night
And gently calm your fears.
A Daddy’s peace and safety-
In a world that’s gone insane....
It takes more to be a Daddy...
Than to give a child your name.



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freckles
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since 02-12-2000
Posts 161
Virginia USA


1 posted 02-16-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for freckles   Email freckles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for freckles

Gunslinger,
  This is beautiful......and very close to home since my daughter doesn't know her biological father.  The only man who has ever been a daddy to her is one that is not flesh and blood, but he filled the other needs of which you spoke.  Very poignant work, I look forward to seeing more in the future.
Corinne
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 5247
state of confusion


2 posted 02-16-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

What a sad, beautiful poem, Gunslinger!


corinne
devina
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
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3 posted 02-16-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

So true GS...your words bring tears to these eyes...The word Daddy does have more meaning than just being the father...great poem!!

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Denise
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4 posted 02-16-2000 11:08 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sad, Gunslinger  

Denise
CMGrimm
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since 02-14-2000
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5 posted 02-16-2000 11:09 PM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

"It takes a man to be a Father....It takes a Great man to be a Daddy."   I have that plaque hanging over my desk in my office.  I never realized the full meaning behind it till now.  Beautiful work Gunslinger.  
Makes me think....

Chris


 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
WolfsMate
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since 01-14-2000
Posts 122
New York


6 posted 02-17-2000 01:11 AM       View Profile for WolfsMate   Email WolfsMate   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WolfsMate

This is excellent.Like the old saying goes anyone can be a father, but it take a special man to be a Daddy.ENjoyed this very much.

 "You never have to worry...Never fear for I am near"
tracie66
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since 01-18-2000
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7 posted 02-17-2000 04:11 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Beautiful and sad at the same time and so true. Tracie
passing shadows
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8 posted 05-21-2004 03:31 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

so true
 
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