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My Barefoot Girl

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My Barefoot Girl

I remember the very first day
I saw that teeny-tiny bare foot
When the nurses took her away
And pressed it with ink on the birth certificate

And I watched those tiny bare feet
Take their first steps on the carpeted floor
And the way she would squish her toes in the sand
Is a memory I just adore

Her shoes would never stay on long
And the socks would come off too
As she ran through fields of grass
And the years passed on through

She would splash in rain puddles
Walk through mud up to her calves
Being barefoot she was happiest
Muddy footprints would make her laugh

Now I walk with her in a white flowing gown
Her groom waiting in his tux so neat
The wedding dress covers them up
But I wouldn’t be surprised if she wore bare feet

And I watched my little girl
Walk away with another man
But always I will remember her
Dancing with bare feet on hot sand

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:18:00 PM
    Such a beautiful image you portrayed. Enjoyed your joy. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 10:58:00 PM
    I love this girl of yours, how well you have portrayed her growing up years..A daddy writing this makes the poem even more beautiful!! Congrats Joe on your big win..gautami

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 7:18:00 PM
    wow, this is one of your best, JOe. I love this. Congratulations on your top win!

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 10:12:00 AM
    Accept my congratulations on the win in the contest of Francine, Joe

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 1:34:00 AM
    gave me goosepimples :) endearing and well written well done on your win

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 2:45:00 PM
    WARNING WARNING!!! This poem will make u CRY!!! Joe, this is a priceless poem written from a doting dad! Congrats on hitting all the seasons of life with your beautiful barefoot write! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:41:00 PM
    charming charming memories! Congrad's on your big win. Light & love

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:38:00 PM
    Congrats on 1st Place, Joe. Outstanding memories. Excellent piece. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 11:00:00 AM
    Congrats Joe on a great first place win with this delightful read luv..

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:54:00 AM
    congrats on this exceptional win, cory

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:15:00 AM
    just beautiful as usual Joe, so congratulations on your tied first place win in the contest

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 3:04:00 PM
    Very emotive work honoring your daughter..Enjoyed reading this eve..Good luck in the contest...Reads like a winner to me..Sara

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 12:23:00 PM
    thank you for entering my contest Joe, you have soup mail