Tag: daughter

Indescribable Love

When everything else is put aside,

the need to have is forgotten,

the eye on the prize becomes a secondary notion,

for the forefront becomes our living breathing soul


she was born into our world

suddenly vulnerable in need of touch,

we did reach out

I held my little girl and everything around me

suddenly softened.

I didn’t know any other need beyond

having a cry,

because just then I suddenly knew love,

and she needed me more than I could ever possibly

need anything else.


her eyes were blue and the search had begun,

I looked inside to marvel in her beauty,

her real spontaneity,

her independence while being held,

cradled in our arms,

she was suddenly free,

without ever turning back,

she might go forward,

we would hope and pray,

and she did,

though there is the occasional turn and reflection,

she always knew her way,

allowed us to follow.


From that day forward we walked with her

delightfully met later by him,

and we all walked together,

indescribable love.

Proud These Tears

There was that moment,

when standing,

holding court together,

we merged our simple lives,

with smiles,

I’ve watched you grow,

a calculated beautiful person,

we all knew you were from day one,

when I held you in my hands,

6:38 PM,

my life changed that day,

and yet I still managed to be human,

on far too many occasions,

Yet, today we stood,

we’d reached the end together,

a mid-stride for me

a certain beginning for you.

My daughter, you had me in tears,

the day I held you in my arms,

and today, I can love you,

as much as any other day,

I can see you living your life,

and you are just so damned beautiful.

6:38 PM – A Sonnet for Libby


I remember a time when I a lad,

the first time, that I could call me a dad,

The hour forever emblazoned in my mind

this precious human being, now remind

me that actual miracles occur.

I knew my own tears when first I held her,

lovely eyes that shine blue today as bright

as that first moment in the early night.

A passionate mind, she became strong willed

every interaction her heart fulfilled.

The future now ahead of you my dear

A father’s wish to know your gains are near.

The world will follow sweet child’s love for peace

I forever will ‘love you to piece(s)’