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Daddy's Sweetheart

"Daddy has a sweetheart
And Mother is her name."
Daddy's best loved record
And I feel much the same.

As my daddy rocks me
He plays this little game.
He says, "Listen for it.
Just listen for your name."

"Daddy has a sweetheart"
And then these words I hear.
"And Joybelle is her name."
The words are loud and clear.

Only when he says so
Is my name sung this way.
My daddy's love will stay with me,
The rest of this long day.

By:  Joyce Johnson

 For"You're a Little Kid Again" Contest

I was very young when daddy would hold me, rock me and sometime I would fall asleep listening to the record magically say my name instead of my mother's. Under three I believe.  I felt very loved as that child.

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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Great writing. Beautiful memories of childhood can be captured by simply relaxing into reverie. I wrote one some time ago when asked to write about one of my favorite places as a child.... "On My Daddy's Knee" can be found in my portfolio....

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 12:31:00 AM
    this is super sweet, Joyce. HOpe it wins!! Wish I had thought of something for this particular contest!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:12:00 PM
    you've captured that time very well and very tenderly in this lovely poem...

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:29:00 AM
    "Daddy has a sweetheart And Mother is her name." If I have rightly understood have been taken care by a single parent, Joyce,. enjoyed the childhood memories

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:27:00 AM
    - Oh ... a beautiful and sweet poem, Joyce ! - A pleasure to read! - Luck in contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)