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Andrew Scott
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since 1999-06-24
Posts 2558

0 posted 2000-06-30 12:54 PM

Yea! Daddy's home for the rest of the day and night.
Can we go outside while there's still sunlight?
And daddy lets go down the street for a little walk;
When we get to that tree we'll stop for a talk.

Can you tell me a secret about clouds and rain?
And what makes it fly, that thing called a plane?
Hey! What is that music? That jingley sound?
Can I have ice cream when the truck comes around?

I got new rocks for my collection, one white - one red.
Can I sleep with these tonight when I go to bed?
Here's a flower for mom. Here's one for you too.
Look, I can do a summersault! How about you?

Here kitty-kitty. Can I have a cat?
When I get older I want one just like that!
I'll race you back to the house. I won! I won!
I sure do like running fast. Wasn't that fun?

You know what daddy? You know what I think?
I love you a lot. I think you're great!
Thanks for the walk little one. I love you too.
How I do enjoy coming home to a daughter like you.

© Copyright 2000 Andrew Scott - All Rights Reserved
Danny Holloway
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since 2000-01-15
Posts 2034
Tulsa, OK
1 posted 2000-06-30 02:33 PM

You sure expressed the joy of being a parent so well.  We relive our childhood through our children..that's the secret to never growing old.
~~nice writing~~

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

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since 1999-06-19
Posts 2462

2 posted 2000-06-30 03:05 PM

Nicely written.  Enjoyed very much.
Lady in Red
since 2000-02-16
Posts 147

3 posted 2000-06-30 04:20 PM

Oh this touches my heart Sir ! Your poem shows once more what little treasures children are and what a wonderful family man you truly are.
A Romantic Heart
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since 1999-09-03
Posts 5496
Forever In Your Heart
4 posted 2000-06-30 04:30 PM

Funny I just posted one about my son, I know how you feel so close to your children,
nice to see a father loving his daughter so tender, a fathers love prepares her for her love for her husband, you seem to be a great father!

Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

5 posted 2000-06-30 07:00 PM

perfect...adorable in it adoration
very sweet read...big smiles
take care, jm

What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

6 posted 2000-06-30 08:55 PM

This is just so precious, Andrew! I love it!  


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since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
7 posted 2000-06-30 09:07 PM

How wonderfully you capture the enthusiasm of children, and the love you have for your daughter.  This is just beautiful.  Bonnie
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since 1999-11-06
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Florida's Foreverly Shores
8 posted 2000-06-30 09:07 PM

I adore the beating of a daddy's heart.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

since 2000-05-12
Posts 367

9 posted 2000-07-01 02:48 AM

I vote for this one!  

This is so tender and
You sound like a
wonderful dad!!  

My daughter collected
rocks also and she too
slept with them.

Thanks for this beautiful read...
it belongs in the book!


~My Skipper Jim
I love you!
Your Lady June~

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since 2000-06-26
Posts 3168
Blue Heaven
10 posted 2000-07-01 05:49 AM

The love of a child is like no other.
Makes the eyes misty.

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

Andrew Scott
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since 1999-06-24
Posts 2558
11 posted 2000-07-03 01:50 PM

Thank you one and all... This is one of may favorites as I can hear the voices of my daughters in every question.  They are my heart and soul.  Again... thanks!
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since 1999-09-26
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Ontario, Canada
12 posted 2000-07-03 03:51 PM

Beautifully done Andrew. I saw my daughter in this.  
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
13 posted 2000-07-15 12:46 PM

Went on a treasure hunt! Look what I found. Wonderful Andrew!  
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-17
Posts 7704

14 posted 2000-07-15 01:34 AM

Ohhhh...warm fuzzies!


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since 1999-08-31
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Oregon, Originally From Alaska :)
15 posted 2000-07-15 07:41 AM

Ohhh this is such a wonderful piece!!!!  Very sweet!!!  A keeper here!!


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

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

16 posted 2000-07-15 09:11 PM

I wish I could vote for this one again! I love it so much!


Member Elite
since 1999-10-08
Posts 3544
The Hague, The Netherlands
17 posted 2000-07-21 04:37 PM

Yes children sure are the gems of life, as this is a gem of a poem.
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since 1999-08-30
Posts 1787
Aloha, Oregon
18 posted 2000-07-21 04:51 PM

Your daughter is so lucky to have a great Dad like you. Love this poem. Tis soooo sweet.

Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

Not A Poet
Member Elite
since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
19 posted 2000-07-21 04:53 PM

Wonderful, brought back fondest memories of times with my daughter.

Thanks for that,

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
Posts 9245
20 posted 2000-07-21 06:09 PM

I wish every father out there could have a heart like this for his children!

This is very precious, and I can easily see why it's a favorite  

Member Empyrean
since 1999-09-21
Posts 28049
21 posted 2000-07-21 06:36 PM

Scott--this is so tender and full of love...wonderful writing!
Heather Miller
since 2000-07-19
Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
22 posted 2000-07-22 01:13 PM

Without our children where would we be? Alone without love and never free.
Kids are a wonderful gift from God. They make us see things so differently.

With God all things are possible.

Member Patricius
since 1999-07-05
Posts 10750
Glen Hope, PA USA
23 posted 2000-07-22 04:33 PM

Sir Andrew...I do think you must have the luckiest family alive...what a touching piece of work and a fine tribute to the family man I know you are. I hope this find you and yours well and always, my respect to you  
Andrew Scott
Member Elite
since 1999-06-24
Posts 2558
24 posted 2000-07-24 02:07 PM

Well it seems there is a whole new slew of you to which I must say "Thank You"... and greatfully I do so. I really did look over the majority of my work and truly felt this one was one of the very select few worthy of representing the best of PIP.  I guess we will see. And again, to those of you who have felt the same... my thanks.  Peace!
Kit McCallum
Member Laureate
since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
25 posted 2000-07-24 02:18 PM

You've painted such a sweet and tender portrait of a beautiful father/daughter journey.  Brings Norman Rockwell visions to my mind ... absolutely lovely!  

Best wishes,

Andrew Scott
Member Elite
since 1999-06-24
Posts 2558
26 posted 2000-07-27 07:23 PM

Thank you Kit... much appreciated. Peace!
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-06-15
Posts 7136
Mobile, AL
27 posted 2000-07-27 11:26 PM

Truly adorble.  
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