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Daddies Girl

the smell of Carmel corn 
fills the air – I think of you Dad
your hand in mine, four steps to your one
the carousel music scores happiness
bells of laughter ting-a-ling-ing

Cotton candy, pink as bazooka bubble gum,
melts to sugary paste on teeth and tongue
you are there Dad, hanky in hand
spit bathing my four year old cheeks
moon-faced, eyes crinkled

lifted skyward as the horses stop
I pick the girlie one but sit straddled
you pinch my knees and pull down my skirt
muscle man strong --  your hands strap me in
they rest after on the small of my back as I rise
then I come [the brass pole all gummy
from my hands]

last week we walked the country fair
my hand now as big as yours
aged like two apple dolls, we meander
you buy me cotton candy
spit on your thumb and wipe
it from my cheek



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  1. Date: 9/23/2014 6:59:00 PM

    This was a beautiful poem about you and your father, it's good you have these good memories of you and your faher to reflect upon. I enjoyed taking this jouney back with you and him, I can almost smell the popcorn, and taste the cotton candy. Really a nice job here, my friend. Take care cheri
  1. Date: 9/23/2014 4:14:00 PM

    You place the reader in both endearing moments. This is real good.
  1. Date: 9/23/2014 3:46:00 PM

    That is one feeling I.always wished to share with dad ,but due to his ill depression He was never,and still isnt able to.give such affection.Though I never experienced such feeling,I do find happiness watching my daughter with her dad,and yes,I can understand your feeling deae lady.This is so beautiful,I want to favor it-Big hugs ma.
  1. Date: 9/23/2014 3:03:00 PM

    This is wonderful Debbie...I have a four year old and carry her on my shoulders just like in the picture.....hugs Tim
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  1. Date: 9/23/2014 2:41:00 PM

    a simply delightful write full of wonderful imagery Debbie - i was transported back to the fairground! Hugs Jan xxx