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My Daughter So Sweet

Nine years have passed now
Since that icy road we drove
To welcome into, this old world
Our beautiful baby girl

I sat by your mother, to hold her hand
as the doctors cut open her body
And forth from her womb, the most wonderful thing
Our sweet little baby girl

And when you first opened those blue-green eyes
It was your daddy they looked upon
They pierced to my core, and captured my heart
Forever ... my baby girl

How long did I hold you? I can't remember.
I was lost and didn't want to be found
But the nurse said, "Hey daddy. Share.
Momma is watching you stare."

So I gave you to momma
And then cried as I watched you
Together
In each others' arms

I thought I would die when they took you away
To make sure you were both okay
It seems I waited forever for my loves to return
My wife, and baby so sweet

I remember the first time she fed you
The beautiful bond of mother and child
Soon you were full and momma was tired
She drifted, into far-away sleep

But not you. No. You needed daddy
And I took you once more in my arms
I swear to this day, you smiled at me then
As if to say, "Daddy, I missed you."

Then the nurses came in and said, "Sir, we will take her,
just for tonight, so you two can rest."
I said, "Oh, no you won't. I'll change her. I'll keep her.
It's her daddy she loves the best."
So our first night was together, in that hospital chair
You content, on your daddy's chest.


For Jyllian. It's her 9th birthday today. Thinking back to our first night together and how she slept all night long curled up with me in that stiff hospital chair has been enough to make me cry this morning,(I'm not ashamed to say) so I thought I'd write about it. Not the best poem, I'm sure, but I've got tears in my eyes and my vision is blurry, so it's all I can do for now...LOVE YOU JYLLIBUG!!! And if love is all I could ever give you that was worth anything, I'd still give you all I had.

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  1. Date: 4/15/2014 8:47:00 PM
    Hello Caleb...Your daughter's a lucky little girl to have a dad like you - Beautiful and touching poem :)

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:28:00 PM
    just coming by to say hi, Caleb!

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 12:40:00 PM
    Caleb very well expressed moment in time, a truly magical moment.. I like it …David

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 6:32:00 PM
    Since my baby girl was born one year and four months ago..I started to feel the feeling of a parent.You captured every beautiful emotion and feeling Cal.I was missing your poetry.I xan feel your heartbeat in this post and its so emotive ..Im going to favour this post.

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 3:20:00 PM
    This has got to be the most poignant verse from a father to daughter that I ever read, I shed a few with you bud, I had a c secton when I had Diana, was given too much sleeping stuff, so they could not wake me up for two days, daddy got to feed her first, oh I longed for the mother 1st re-union, yes I was blessed the second time round with my son, I got to see him first, oh the memories, thank you my dearest man, xxx

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    Date: 1/3/2014 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    by the way my new avatar is a photo of my daughter when she was a baby, she is no 34, a lovely young woman, take care, so glad you stopped in, you made me smile xxx
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:53:00 PM
    you move me to near tears, caleb... this is a sensitive write filled with loving eemotions yet restrained and sooo languid..hello to jyllian. hats off!.. huggs

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 10:34:00 AM
    I had to gulp back a lump in my throat as I read this, Caleb. Your Jyllibug is soo blessed to have you for her father, your love for her can be felt beyond your words. This is so touching and absolutely beautiful and heartwarming. Also, have to say this, I don't have kids, but a bunch of nephews and nieces and having a baby fall asleep in your arms, is HEAVEN. One of my most favorite feelings in the world, no joke. So great to see you here! Belated happy birthday to your sweet and beautiful girl!

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 9:51:00 PM
    Amazing poem from an amazing heart :)

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 3:41:00 AM
    - Happy Christmas, Caleb - Have a great time with family and good friends! - Santa Claus huggs from // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:28:00 AM
    Very very sweet --Caleb, Guess what? , The end of the year is approaching :) and there's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:51:00 AM
    Very sweet, touching and heartfelt poem, Caleb. Well-expressed and just plain lovely. Kudos! :)

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 4:58:00 AM
    How special. This poem is so touching. You seem like a very loving father. You are a powerful poet with a big heart. She must be so proud of her father and mother! Thanks for sharing your work! I'll check out some more. :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 2:49:00 PM
    Awww....this was so touching it bought tears to my eyes....touching and beautiful write from the heart, the best kind Caleb. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 6:45:00 PM
    Now I'm crying like a big ol' bawl bag!!!! Happy birthday Jyllibug!..and hugs to mom and dad...:-)

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 6:05:00 PM
    Now that's a MAN! Dern all the good ones are taken! ;) I wish I could see that pretty girl! Happy Holidays Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 12:20:00 PM
    It is a comforting, happy feeling like the first thump of your baby's heartbeat. There is much joy and beauty within,caleb... shine on!.. hugggs

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 1:28:00 AM
    your daughter is a very lucky lady to have a daddy like you, Caleb. This was adorable. You are my last one for the night. It took me over an hour to catch up after just two days not able to do comments here. HAve a great weekend!!

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 9:27:00 PM
    The apple of your eyes, nice memories now recollected in tranquility, Caleb and very many happy returns to Jyllion

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 9:04:00 PM
    This is the very best kind of poem, one filled with love. I feel honored to be able to look upon this heart rendered magical piece. Beautiful as I am sure your little girl is. Happy 9th birthday to your daughter. Blessings on you both.

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Ditto on the tears! Caleb, this is the most heartfelt pen I've read in a long time!! Merry Christmas ,, chuck

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