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    A Little Girl's Poem
    Her hair was up in a ponytail
    Her favorite dress tied with a bow.
    Today was Daddy's Day at school,
    And she couldn't wait to go.

    But her mommy tried to tell her,
    That she probably should stay home.
    Why the kids might not understand,
    If she went to school alone.

    But she was not afraid;
    She knew just what to say.
    What to tell her classmates
    Of why he wasn't there today.

    But still her mother worried,
    For her to face this day alone.
    And that was why once again,
    She tried to keep her daughter home.

    But the little girl went to school,
    Eager to tell them all.
    About a dad she never sees
    A dad who never calls.
    There were daddies along the wall in back,
    For everyone to meet.
    Children squirming impatiently,
    Anxious in their seats.

    One by one the teacher called,
    A student from the class.
    To introduce their daddy,
    As seconds slowly passed.

    At last the teacher called her name,
    Every child turned to stare.
    Each of them was searching,
    For a man who wasn't there.

    "Where's her daddy at?"
    She heard a boy call out.
    "She probably doesn't have one,"
    Another student dared to shout.

    And from somewhere near the back,
    She heard a daddy say,
    "Looks like another deadbeat dad,
    Too busy to waste his day."

    The words did not offend her,
    As she smiled up at her Mom.
    And looked back at her teacher,
    Who told her to go on.

    And with hands behind her back,
    Slowly she began to speak.
    And out from the mouth of a child,
    Came words incredibly unique.

    "My Daddy couldn't be here,
    Because he lives so far away.
    But I know he wishes he could be,
    Since this is such a special day.

    And though you cannot meet him,
    I wanted you to know.
    All about my daddy,
    And how much he loves me so.

    He loved to tell me stories
    He taught me to ride my bike.
    He surprised me with pink roses,
    And taught me to fly a kite.

    We used to share fudge sundaes,
    And ice cream in a cone.
    And though you cannot see him,
    I'm not standing here alone.

    "Cause my daddy's always with me,
    Even though we are apart
    I know because he told me,
    He'll forever be in my heart"

    With that, her little hand reached up,
    And lay across her chest.
    Feeling her own heartbeat,
    Beneath her favorite dress.

    And from somewhere in the crowd of dads,
    Her mother stood in tears.
    Proudly watching her daughter,
    Who was wise beyond her years.

    For she stood up for the love
    Of a man not in her life.
    Doing what was best for her,
    Doing what was right.

    And when she dropped her hand back down,
    Staring straight into the crowd.
    She finished with a voice so soft,
    But its message clear and loud.

    "I love my daddy very much,
    He's my shining star.
    And if he could, he'd be here,
    But heaven's just too far.

    You see he was a fireman
    And died just this past year
    When airplanes hit the towers
    And taught Americans to fear.

    But sometimes when I close my eyes,
    It's like he never went away."
    And then she closed her eyes,
    And saw him there that day.

    And to her mother's amazement,
    She witnessed with surprise.
    A room full of daddies and children,
    All starting to close their eyes.

    Who knows what they saw before them,
    Who knows what they felt inside.
    Perhaps for merely a second,
    They saw him at her side.

    "I know you're with me Daddy,"
    To the silence she called out.
    And what happened next made believers,
    Of those once filled with doubt.

    Not one in that room could explain it,
    For each of their eyes had been closed.
    But there on the desk beside her,
    Was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

    And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
    By the love of her shining bright star.
    And given the gift of believing,
    That heaven is never too far.

    Submitted By: Allason Turner

  • #2
    all i can say is wow.
    I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

    - Thomas Edison

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    • #3
      BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Speechless!!

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        • #5
          god..bless. our brothers...
          When hell comes to breakfast, who else would you want, besides a firefighter!!

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          • #6
            Wow! That was really a touching poem. I think I need the Kleenex!!
            The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn...

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            • #7
              To all the non believers, This wonderful poem should be a wakeup call to all. We do have a father in Heaven and a Lord and Savior that he sent to us so we can also be angels in Heaven. May God bless us all and we give him the glory he deserves. Amen

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              • #8
                No Icon here for tears

                God Bless
                If were going to have more like this we need a new icon.
                (should now be CharlieRFD,past,Pres.), but I've had this screen name for so long, I'm keeping it..., besides I'm Deputy Chief now.
                BE SAFE OUT THERE
                NEVER FORGET
                GOD BLESS THE 343 AND 60, MAY GOD GRANT HIS PEACE TO THEIR LOVED ONES.
                IACOJ
                F.O.O.P.

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                • #9
                  That is really beautiful and touching!!
                  The opinions I post to these forums do not represent any entity to which I am affiliated.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the replies

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                    • #11
                      a childs poem

                      Wonderful, this poem will touch many, as it stands for so many childerns lives after 911. Praise God for a child who is brave enough to stand and speak such beautiful words that came from the heart. We should all learn something from this child's poem. Tomorrow may never come for some of us. So please make sure you are saved and ready to go, so your children can rest knowing you are their angle in heaven. Unless the blood is applied you'll not enter in to the kingdom of God and to the beauties he has in store.
                      May God bless you and I ask that when you read the poem that you may stop and think could this one day be my child. Death as no age.
                      GOD BLESS and Keep you all.

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                      • #12
                        To all the non believers, This wonderful poem should be a wakeup call to all. We do have a father in Heaven and a Lord and Savior that he sent to us so we can also be angels in Heaven. May God bless us all and we give him the glory he deserves. Amen
                        Do these forums a favor; post your religious banter somewhere else.
                        Member IACOJ

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                        • #13
                          Wow, How Touching...

                          Somebody please pass the tissues. And may God Bless all our "Brothers and Sisters", in the Fire/Rescue/EMS and Law Enforcement feilds.

                          God Bess, Stay Safe and Take Care.

                          Bruce , 19, EMT-1D, C.A.

                          R.I.P. 343, 9/11/01, God Bless America.
                          "ALWAYS REMEMBER, NEVER FORGET".
                          Last edited by brubaker; 09-22-2003, 09:00 PM.
                          Bruce Baker

                          Medic Student, EMT-I, EMT-I instructor, Haz-Mat FRO


                          Fraternal Order Of Paramedics Society Member

                          R.I.P. 343, 9/11/01, God Bless America.
                          "ALWAYS REMEMBER, NEVER FORGET!"

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                          • #14
                            ThNozzleman,

                            Do these forums a favor; post your religious banter somewhere else.
                            I know I'm a newb to the forum, but, just as a reminder, he can post whatever the hell he wants! If you don't like it, don't read it. At least his post was trained on the theme of the poem.

                            You may take note that I have not told you what you can or can't post.

                            With your blessed permission, nozzleman, I will move on now.
                            http://www.sanantoniofire.org

                            IACOJ
                            Got Crust?

                            We lucky few, ... we band of brothers

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                            • #15
                              Thats an awesome poem...I read that somewhere the other day.



                              PS: On a side note I for one DO NOT MIND THE "RELIGIOUS BANTER" As 33 stated You dont like it DONT READ IT!!! If I gotta listen to all the "RELIGIOUS BANTER" from the many many other religions out there in this world then it wont hurt you to read a little of someone else's, and if it bothers you OH SO MUCH Then dont read it...plain and simple. This has happened more than once with you on the forums causing a confrontation because you disagreed with someone expressing there religious beliefs on this website. YOu had to ruin a decent nice post by posting that KNOWING that people will get upset with your post. I'm no boss around here but I'm sure others will agree with me, I read alot of crap on this forums and I've have over 1,000's of posts if I posted and complained everytime I didnt like something that someone wrote. Instead I just ignore it and pass over it....therefore there's no hard feelings and the webteam doesnt have to shut anything down. There now I'm done ranting...Oh by the way MAY GOD BLESS OUR BROTHER & SISTER FIREFIGHTERS OUT THERE AND MAY OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS WHO'VE PASSED BEFORE US WATCH OVER US & PROTECT US IN OUR TIME OF NEED. AMEN
                              Andrew
                              Firefighter/EMT
                              New Jersey

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