Daddy Really Loves Me
by Dusty Rhodes
Friday, February 15, 2002
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I guess . . .I never was much of a father
I didn't deserve to be called, dad
I never learned to appreciate my family
The lovely wife and little daughter I had;
My life was mostly taken up with working,
drinking, and fishing, and such
Until I found I was so busy
that I wasn't around home very much;
Still, when I'd come home they'd both be there
and they'd seem so happy and gay,
and my little girl would run to her daddy,
climb up in my lap and say;
"Daddy, do you really love me?"
and in her eyes tears would start to show.
"Sure honey, why ask such a silly question,"
and she'd say, "Oh, I just wanted to know."
Then one day I was later than usual,
I'd stopped off with the boys at a bar,
and I learned that while waiting for her daddy
my little girl had been struck by a car;
I rushed to her side as she lay there,
her body all broken and torn.
She looked in my eyes when she saw me
and she looked so scared and forlorn;
and she whispered . . .
"Daddy, do yu really love me?"
"Oh, Yes, honey, I love you so."
She closed her eyes then and whispered.
"Thanks, daddy, I just wanted to know."
She closed her eyes then, and God took her
to live in a heavenly home,
and I know that somewhere up there she's waiting
and I know she's never alone.
In my dreams, I can almost see her
just sitting on Jesus's knee
and she smiles as she softly whispers
"Did you know my daddy really loves me?"
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|Reviewed by Michelle Elliott (Reader)
|Oh my, how sad. I hope this isn't a personal experience.
|Reviewed by Angel
|June 24, 2003
Wow...this is so well written! You did a fantastic job on this poem. I must admitt it certainly welled my eyes with warm tears. Congratulations!
So now I know which Dusty Rhodes you are? After you sent me your website info. I looked it over and I am happy to meet a real cowboy like you. You are a talented man with a skill for writting poetry, so it seems and great western novels. I am honored to met you Dusty! Even though it was only in a breif e-mail about a month ago. I am hoping to find an answer to my reply one day waiting for me in my e-box. You have my e-address still Dusty?
Happy Trailer to a real cowboy!
|Reviewed by Andrew Rafalski
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|I have a child in heaven too. Beautiful just beautiful. I cannot find the words I would like to say about this poem. Just, beautiful!|
|Reviewed by Rose
|This truly touched home for me knowing i too have a baby in heaven.|
|Reviewed by Rose
|Such a delicatly beautiful and sensitive soul you are.. Our pain carries healing and hope for others ... Remember that.. You are a survivor..
Lady Water Dove *~*~*~*
|Reviewed by valerie salazar
|Broke my heart, reminded of one of my daughters and her dad.|
|Reviewed by Sharon Williamson (Reader)
|this just broke my heart....such a touching piece.
|Reviewed by William Manchee
|Sadly, a very common tragedy. Well written and quite moving.|
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Tear's (Pain) Jerking,i.e. All That Really
Matters Tis ___You Were There...
PS: Even (God) Knows That,i.e. I Had Parents,
But, They Were Never There...