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Main : Love : Fathers-Children

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  by: Poppy, Poppy's Poetry Page

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Today she's getting married,
    My young Daughter is a bride.
There are no words that can express,
    The way I feel inside.

She's now a woman, old enough,
    To go out on her own.
I still can't get it in my mind,
    My little girl is grown.

This day approached so quickly,
    And, in just a little while.
I'll have to take my Daughter's arm,
    To march her down the aisle.

I'll stand there beside her,
    When I hear the Preacher say,
"Is there one among you,
    Who will give this girl away?"

I will repeat the simple phrase,
    I was instructed to.
Then I will smile, and loudly say,
    "Her Mother and I do."

It's not that I'm not happy,
    For the life she now will start.
I know she found a great young man,
    Who's given her his heart.

I guess it's just a "Father thing,"
    As I choke back the tears.
I was the only man who shared,
    Her life through all these years.

Most Fathers will not tell you,
    This day brings a little grieving.
In their heart, they know,
    A little part of them is leaving.

They are happy, they are sad,
    Emotions, running wild.
Why... is it ... the Father's job,
    To give away a child?

A Father knows, his life will change,
    After all of this.
But, only wants his Daughter,
    To find total happiness.

So, as I stand, and say the words,
    I'm giving her away.
To a very special young man,
    On this special day.

Know this.....my sweet Daughter,
    That way down deep in my heart.
You'll always be my little girl,
    And we will never part.




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