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Only God Can Answer

When I was very young, 
Dad and I would fly my kite.
So one day I finally asked him, 
"how does God make wind and light?"
"Only God can answer that."
He told me with a smile.
"So ask him when you get there!"
I nodded, then played a while.
When we first turned sixteen, 
my best friend got a brand new car.
We had plans for Friday night, 
but Wednesday, she didn't get far.
I cried when I hung up the phone, 
"Daddy! Why my best friend?"
He came and sat down on my bed, 
as we talked about the end. 
"Only God can answer that."
He told me with a smile.
"So ask him when you get there."
Then I laid and cried a while.
Further down the road, 
I stood dressed up in white.
The night that I'd been waiting for, 
I'd found my Mr. Right!
I asked, "Daddy why am I so blessed?
I seem to have it all!
When some just have no luck, 
they don't have much at all."
"Only God can answer that."
He told me with a smile.
"So ask him when you get there."
Then he walked me down the aisle.
Then thirty years flew by.
Two jobs, Dad's cancer, and my baby.
and Daddy's time grew shorter, 
and every day became a maybe. 
Then sadly the Dr. said "its time to say goodbye "
and by his bed I stood.
I just couldn't believe it, 
that he'd be gone for good.
"Daddy why do you have to go?"
I asked him as I sobbed.
I knew it was his time, 
but still, my heart felt robbed. 
"I'll ask him when I get there..."
he told me with a smile.
"If I even care! I'll meet Jesus in a while!
I know you think that this will hurt you, 
but these days are grains of sand, 
and heaven is the Ocean!
We'll be together once again."

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  1. Date: 5/4/2014 7:12:00 AM
    amen, i love it , your dad was a wonderful example in putting faith in God, its awesome to get the encouragement of knowing God has placed something inside us to reveal his love and glory,, we all must leave this body while our soul is locked into eternity,,

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 12:53:00 PM
    Great poem. Beautifully written. Congrats on being featured. You deserve it. Check out my "When You Think of Me," It may help with the loss of your Dad.

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 9:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Ashley. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 11:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured on the home page this week with your poetry >> James

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 10:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. May you have many more Ashley. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 6:00:00 AM
    Many congrats on your fine featured piece. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 8:50:00 PM
    A very beautiful write, very moving. Congrats on your poem being featured this week. Well deserved. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 1:36:00 PM
    What a wonderful inspirational and heartfelt story. Brought tears to my eyes. Loved it!! Blessings to you for sharing your talent with us. Thank you for your kind comment. Keep the faith and keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 8:01:00 PM
    OMG I really love your poetry...Karla

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 7:01:00 PM
    A beautifully moving poem Ashley, many questions will be answered when we pass over. I believe our minds cannot contain the answer in this life for many of our questions. Sincerely Moses