Of Daughters

By D. R. DiFrancesco

Oh beautiful ones,

Joy given by just your being,

Smiles that melt the heart.

Innocence incarnate,

You came into to this world a blank slate,

To be loved, cherished and molded.

From that first moment,

Tears as you drew you first breaths

You had me wrapped around your fingers.

With the batting of your eyes,

Blue and darting,

You struggled to take in all that was around you.

Naturally overcome by your newness,

I watch bewildered and amazed,

As your personality took shape.

Wide-eyed you began to recognize me,

Smiles, soft chuckles, clutching my finger,

As I made silly noises to get your attention.

Who was the child,

It was you…or maybe me perhaps,

I felt like a kid again if only for a short while.

You are part of me,

Part of my legacy,

One that adds greater beauty to this world.

You have completed me,

Made me the father I never thought I would be,

You are the loves of my life.