Daddy's lullaby

by Alanis   Oct 10, 2012


Daddy daddy! Sing me a lullaby.
As she wiggled about in her tiny
Bed, begging for the sound of his
Sweet voice to caress her intentive ears. He gave her a patient smile and began to sing the melody of a thousand angels. she clapped her hands and her face was glazed with excitement. He sang songs only a 4 year old could understand, he watched the chipped barbie nail polish flutter like butterflies as her speed increased. Her smile widened till her missing teeth began to revel. The song came to an end and already her eyes shone with wet tears. I love you daddy! Never leave me she begged. Her bottom lip began to quiver and she pulled her knees closer, her small toes hidden under the blanket. He held her tight and reassured the small girl, calming her rapid heart beat. A shadow flickered as her mom stopped and lingered in the door way. Who are u talking to? She questioned with a worried glance at the open space beside the small girl. Her gray eyes looked blood shot and her face sticky with sweat. Talking to daddy she replied with enthusiasm bursting from the scene. A tear rolled down her mother's cheek, but why? Could she not see daddy sitting beside me? Or the way he smiled at her and longed for her happiness? He reached out to her but she left without a word. A sad expression plastered on his perfectly carved face and his tears sparkled like diamonds as they caressed his cheek. She lifted her tiny hand a wiped away the dreadful tear and blew him a kiss. Daddy she whispered never leave me and Mommy ever again. He gave her another smile and watched her tiny body go limp as she fell asleep.

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  • 5 years ago

    by DarkLight

    I have no words for you, good job.

  • 5 years ago

    by Masked metaphor

    I admire the way you open up this poem with "Daddy daddy! Sing me a lullaby."
    It allows the reader to understand the characters of the poem from the orientation.

    "As she wiggled about in her tiny
    Bed, begging for the sound of his
    Sweet voice to caress her intentive ears."
    ^^
    You have built the atmosphere of this poem quite well with you excellent choice of descriptive language!

    All I can say about this rest of this poem is it is written so well that it comes to life when I read the words. Its description so clear that it is like reminiscing in a memory or a dream. I love its warming nature it is so sweet! I love it my favorite line is...

    "He gave her a patient smile and began to sing the melody of a thousand angels."

    5/5 from me!

  • 5 years ago

    by Burning Angel

    Wow.. I dont know how to begin to express how this poem made me feel.

    There is so much here and so much emotion that is used. The ending paragraph really got to me because i got chills!

    I did not know how to take it because the daddy and girl both seem so happy then you realize what is going on and your heart breaks.

    I Found myself pushing back tears as I read this. I absolutely love it!

  • 5 years ago

    by Redangelwings

    Wow just wow. This is such a beautiful and heartfelt poem. The title fits perfectly and it is sad that this little girl lost her father. I love how you say everything in this poem though. The little girl's memories are very special and I think they will always be there inside her heart. She is such a tiny fragile person and she seems so smart inside. Actually very smart for her age. I think kids have such an imagination that they think what they want. This girl lost her father and the memories are what she wants to keep. The imagery is so amazing though. I can see the whole scene play out. Even the mother cries. Which shows how much they all care for each other. Angels' really do watch over us and it shows you believe that as well. This is a very touching write. 5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by Areeba

    Its such an amazing poem (:
    my heart got broken when i came to know that her dad isnt alive :(
    you wrote it so beautifully.. Wonderful job, keep up the good work