(To my little girl, Daddy just asks that you don't grow up too fast -okay?)
She looks into the eyes of him, asking why not,
her youth still with her sabotaging her seriousness.
Thoughts meandering through his mind of her yet still ponder,
an ally for now, time’s treaty is binding to none.
Knowing the hardest thing will soon come, he cradles each day,
as he slowly gives her away to the world…
Written in Afghanistan -27 AUG 2013