From a Father

by Larry Chamberlin   Jun 22, 2015


From the time I held you
for the first ever,
looked into eyes fresh
to the world,
you became my greatest
cheerleader.

Acclaim meant nothing
until your smile
acknowledged my deeds,
validating them,
and you never withheld
that sunshine.

For your sake I stood tall
unwilling to see
disappointment in those
ever fresh eyes.
I hope you will always be
my adoring child.

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  • 3 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    Beautiful !!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    All I could do after reading this is smile...no fancy words or flair just a simple wish and truth from a father to this child..lovely read :)

  • 3 years ago

    by earlgreytea

    Aw. Gets me right in the daddy issues.

  • 3 years ago

    by Meme

    I love this piece so much! Lucky are your children for having you as their father:)

  • 3 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Ok I came back to read sober....and yup it wasn't the Jamesons....really Larry I love this write!