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Daddy’s Girl (Inspired by rwood prose)

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Daddy’s Girl
By Larry Chadwick

He had looks that put Buddy Holly to shame,
The black hair and horned rim glasses the same.
Long legs and a confident stride as well,
Denim jeans and jacket with a car grease smell.

A smoky sophisticated drawl when he spoke,
Like Foghorn and Yosemite Sam, no joke.
Effective tones for sarcasm so maturely used,
Sweetly prodding without the feeling of being abused.

With comical intensity revealed in his eyes,
He was always quick with witty replies.
“Why?” “Just so you could ask me that!”
Sweetly practiced sarcasm dripping fat.

No matter how hard she desired,
She looked nothing like him even when she tried.
Fair complexion and freckled skin,
Red headed with a dimpled chin.

While he slept she primped with him,
Curling his black hair with bows on a whim.
He’d wake looking like her with bows and laugh,
“Buckwheat!” she’d scream and some more he’d laugh.

Old jalopies and old broken classics,
These are what captured his mind in the basics.
Immersed in the junk yards of life for love,
Of the cars, she was taught as a dove.

Him pushing her along on anything with wheels,
Skates or on bikes without training wheels.
He pushed her in the swimming pool and in the yard,
Scuba, go carts, motorcycles always pushing hard.

He called her nicknames from Hazel to Sneaky Snake,
After all it was her dad, he would give and she would take.
Fourteen years taken for granted now challenged by freedom again,
They fought and they understood: the boys and his sadness and pain.

They never went back to those days of conflict or sarcasm,
But they never fought again like that, there was no chasm.
He changed her without telling what he had done,
And in the process all her love he had won.

So through a lifetime of give and take,
Their love they would never forsake.
And on those days when she might feel sad,
It cheers her to know she’s just like her dad.
I will forever believe that no bond is greater than that of a Daddy and his daughter and I have the best and her name is Ginger (I love you babe!).
This poem was inspired by rwoods post:

Daddy’s Girl



[This message has been edited by Larry C (01-05-2002 12:15 AM).]

© Copyright 2002 Larry Chadwick - All Rights Reserved
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Ginger is a lucky cookie! Larry, if you aren't the daddy of the year, who is? Love flows through every stanza of this one.
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Larry darling boy I love it the love shone through. Absolutely shone

Wonderful writing and descriptions are sooooo fabulous.

I really liked this one Larry, it is really a fabulous write

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

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Kacy,
Flattery of that kind will get you everywhere. Praise of the highest order to this mans heart. Bless you.

Marsha,
Thank you...thank you. You're mushiness is just perfect for me. LOL
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Wow! I can't believe the generosity and time you put into this. I am so very touched. I really don't know what to say. Thank you just doesn't seem to do it. Please stay just as you are in that bond with your daughter. She must treasure you..as I certainly do my Dad. Very emotional this is for me. Thank you Larry. From the heart.

Sincerely,
Regina
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Regina,

[This message has been edited by Larry C (01-05-2002 12:05 AM).]

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Daddy's friend wants everyone to read this.
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Kacy,
Just when I thought compliments couldn't get bigger...
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*sigh* the wonderful love between daddy and is daughter is beautiful to behold and this is the perfect poem for showing how great that love is. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, LARRY. I love it. **big hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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Karen,
You're the best...thanks so much!
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Do I like this SamIam...oh yes.
Kethry

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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Kethry,
Another Daddy's girl. Thanks.
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This is so true. There is no bond greater than that of a daddy and his daughter. I hope she knows how lucky she is.
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SmartChick,
Yup...everything is absolutely wonderful here. And hope it finds you the same.
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This poem just steams with imagery....I  could see so much of it with your words. I think she must be one lucky girl
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Ruth,
Wow...I'm not sure what to say, thanks I guess (though inadequate!).
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I love this....Daddys are the best!!!!  I know mine was!!!!  
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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Bridgette,
Mine was too and my daughter always made me feel the same. Thanks.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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