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for my daughter, Lily Belle

Having crawled through a crack in my third-story window,
I drift, this night, to a familiar place
in search of age in a more youthful face,
far from cathemeral carnage below;

Though adrift, I drift unlike a drifter drifts, but drift as snow:
weightless in winter, like holiday lace.
I travel ‘til sunrise; day’s first rays erase
the darkness behind me I made myself know;

And then, in a meadow where Lilies grow,
I land and wrap myself in love’s embrace.
I am thankful then, now, for all my daughter’s grace,
for loving the father who once let her go.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 12/6/2018 8:52:00 AM
Hello Phillip Garcia, yes I agree , when a couple breaks up and they have a child, the child will always have tha parent as a father or mother. Because family is family no matters what happens in a relationship. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 11/24/2018 9:56:00 PM
Your poem is an eloquent expression of your thanks. Tender and touching. Nice to read of a happy ending to these episodes. (So often they're not). ~ Gershon
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Date: 11/24/2018 10:40:00 AM
Phillip, your poem is so beautifully penned, like a dream, I imagine my own father coming to me like winter lace and wrapping me in his love,. You have touched my heart deeply, well done and a FAV ~
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Date: 11/15/2018 8:38:00 PM
this is gorgeous writing "like holiday lace" That is very creative. i don't know about your Lily Belle, as Connie calls her, but your love for her is strongly felt. LIke Connie, I never felt this much from a father.
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Date: 11/15/2018 7:03:00 PM
This tribute to your Lily Belle is filled with longing love for your daughter. I wish I had had my father's love. I hope you send this to her. It is truly beautiful Phillip! xxoo ; )
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Date: 11/15/2018 11:32:00 AM
You do enclosed rhymes so well Phillip, touching words from a loving father. Days first rays erase the darkness...brilliant!
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Date: 11/15/2018 7:09:00 AM
Your poem keeps me hopefully for a daughter I lost. Thank you.
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Phillip Garcia
Date: 11/15/2018 11:58:00 AM
So happy to hear that, Martin, truly. Thank you for reading and sharing your connection.
Date: 11/14/2018 11:10:00 PM
This is such a beautiful dedication to your daughter. Your thoughts caress the page like a tender lullaby. So soft and sweet. She will always be your little girl. This made me smile. :) Brandy
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Phillip Garcia
Date: 11/14/2018 11:20:00 PM
Thank you Brandy. :)