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Believe In Make Believe

I loved when she believed in make believe,
she was my baby girl,
grown up tonight,
and moved on like a flash of light,
she smiles over me,
and asks if I had eaten,
and if I’d lie, she’d see,
I watched her crawl, and fall,
daddy, she’d call,
she would then walk,
and talk,
laughed when she would scrape her knee,
oh God I miss when she believed in make believe,
now there is a tear in my eye,
and I’d try not to cry,
she would make sure I’d feel good,
and she always understood
everything I’d teach,
she’d play with her dolls and all her toys,
she was my life’s joy,
I miss those days,
while she was growing up,
I’d show her the ways,
now as I lay in bed,
she wipes my forehead,
she would always be here,
always near,
just as I was for her,
I could sense her fear,
but she would make me happy during my last breath,
and her face was the last image I would see,
when approaching death.

Copyright © Frank F. Atanacio

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  1. Date: 4/25/2009 7:36:00 PM
    O K!! WoW and WoW, my friend! This is tear-jerking, so emotive and sorrowful. A terrible scene. You make be there, feel those emotions, live those memories. this poem goes to my favs, Frank. Brilliant! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 8:30:00 AM
    thats it! what it is about little girls, believing in make believe. thats why there prettier thats why we love them more. the real true love. john h loving iii

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 6:27:00 AM
    One could only hope our children stand by us, as we have stood by them. SO sad for many of us parent our children want noting to do with us when we get older or in ill health. so sad.

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 10:15:00 PM
    your girl-your life,your girl- a gem!all chidren are special but this girl described here seems to be a darling,a diamond to her dad.i see here how time pass quickly from step to step,life taking its toll and i love this verse-she believed in make believe------wonderful love of a father to his daughter to the extent-a daughter"s love in return- i never experienced that-must be wonderful,BRAVO-----charma

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 8:59:00 PM
    The reversing cycle of caregiver and care receiver are lovingly conveyed, Frank. Must be hard to see your little girl grow up, knowing the time would come when she would have to be there when you needed her support in your older years. You gave me a lot to ponder. Very moving poem!

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 7:11:00 AM
    Oh...the way life turns around when the child becomes the parent, and the parent becomes the child.....this thought makes me sad too...I have always wanted to be the one caring for them...but we all know that the wheel of fortune turns that around in time. You said it so beautifully, Frank. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 6:26:00 AM
    Beautiful sweetums your heart shows through in this one. To be blessed in our last days with someone beside us that truly loves and cares is priceless. Great writing kid.

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 5:28:00 AM Frank you have made me look at my own life with my daughter with this piece..the circle of life taking place in your words..good work.