Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hand in the Air

for my daughter, CEL, born 7/22/2003

Were you born with the answers
To the questions we all ask?
Holding up your hand like you were
In your first grade class
Were you covering your mouth
To hide your grin?
Or were you waving at the world
As you came in?

Pretty little girl with the fuzzy brown hair
Came into the world with your hand in the air

The little girl lies sleeping
With one hand above her head
While a gathering of angels
Assembles 'round her bed
She's got a millions sights to see
And things to do
Teaching me the things
I never knew

Pretty little girl with the fuzzy light hair
You came into the world with your hand in the air

Will you smile like your mother
So that everyone can tell
You're spreading love to others like
Your mother does so well?
When I look at you
I do not have to ask
I know my purpose in this life
I know my task

Pretty little girl with your curly light hair
You came into the world with your hand in the air

Will I die with the answer
To the question that I've had?
Wondering if I was good -
Enough to be your Dad
Will you remember that I loved you
In every way?
And hear my voice inside your heart
Down all the days?

Pretty little girl with your fuzzy brown hair
You came into the world with your hand in the air

My pretty little girl, when I am not there
Keep your father in your heart
And your hand in the air....

(c) Jude Joseph Lovell, 2003

7 comments:

琬安琬安 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

蔡靜芳蔡靜芳 said...

老天爺賦予了強者的能力,就是要他比弱者多擔待..................................................

俊成俊成 said...

人生像一杯茶,若一飲而盡,會提早見到杯底..................................................

吳淑芬吳淑芬 said...

人生有些波折,才能有些成長,所以不論順逆,凡是成長、成功的助緣,都應該心存感激。..................................................

dhamu said...

Nice words, touched my heart. Keep writing

dhamu
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志火吟義 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。......................................................................

FelicityNFiat said...

teared up! loved it! can practically hear music with this one.