She was so small
Five pound sack of sugar
Light brown hair
Mama’s green eyes and smile
His first born
“Daddy take me fishing!”
Mama packed sandwiches, cookies and soda
Daddy launches the boat
Into blue-black inky water
Sun playing peak-a-boo
Through the drifting clouds
He checks her life jacket is on
Bundled up in layers
Fending off early morning chill
He baits her hook with wriggling tadpole
She wrinkles her nose at the yucky things.
Shows her how to cast off
He tells her Patience…
Or she will scare the fish away.
She takes reels in a few times…
Then finally sits in blissful silence.
She never catches any fish,
But never forgets Peace on water.
Daddy’s little girl at sixteen
Teenage boy comes to the door,
“I am here to pick her up for the dance.”
Daddy gives the boy a warning look.
No boy is good enough for his baby.
Boyfriend looks at his date and gulps.
Only stealing a kiss before taking her home.
Daddy’s girl as a bride,
He can’t believe how the time flew,
From so small and precious
To the beautiful woman in white
She’s nervous and a little scared
And he is giving away his little girl
In her heart she will always be
(c) 2012 Amanda Wilson