A Father's Love Song

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My daughter, you are beautiful.
I twisted every strand of DNA with my own fingers.
I chose your hair that shines,
I chose your eyes that glow.
Every dimple,
Every lash,
Every inch of your skin,
I made myself!
“She’s perfect,” I said.
“Do you see my daughter? She’s captivating!”

My daughter, you are loved.
I watch you laugh,
I watch you grow.
One glance takes my breath away.
Every image sketched,
Every point scored,
Every note sung,
I burst with pride.
“Do you see her? Look!
That one’s mine.”

My daughter, you are known.
I have counted every hair on your head.
I know your ideal guy,
your most embarrassing moment,
your favorite kind of ice cream.
I know your fears and your ambitions.
I know every secret you’ve ever had.
I know your past,
your present,
and your future.
I know you better than you know yourself.

My precious daughter, you are held.
I have seen the tears,
the nights when your pillow is soaked.
I have seen the heart that was shattered,
the hopes and dreams so cruelly dashed.

Oh, my daughter, I have seen.
I have caught every tear in a bottle
and I keep it close to my heart.
I collected the pieces of your heart,
and I hold them still,
longing to restore them.
My arms are ready,
open,
reaching.
Run to me!
Run to me!
And I will give you rest.

2 comments:

Elise said...

Hey Caitlyn, that was really cool. So, but when people write what God says, they always are like, "my child" this and that. But, like when I talk to God, it's not exactly like that. Like, toady he kinda hit me on the head and was like "duh!" caused i had kinda been blind and then when i was reading the bible he like totally was talking to me about something that was going on in my life. but anyway he was like "hello? why didn't you see that? duh!" like one of my jr. high friends. Like, sometimes i think God talks to us in our own language. Like i say "like" a lot, and "duh" and stuff. I don't really hear him saying like "my child" or something like that. Does that make any sense at all?

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