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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Father And Daughter


Father to daughter,
he wrote her a story,
about a horse that broke his leg.
The published story was left behind,
in the attic of her childhood home.
Tattered and yellow,
small black print,
she longed to see.
She wondered if her father saw,
that she was broken.
She wondered if he saw fragility,
in her big brown eyes,
and he wanted her to be whole.
He wanted her to know that some wounds
don't fester.
Like the horse in his story,
all things are possible,
when you dream,
when you love.


106 comments:

  1. smiles. what a wonderful father to leave such things for his daughter...and all things are possible a great message to a daughter or son...very nice...

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  2. Such a feel good story behind this piece, nice.

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  3. Sweetness in this! All things ARE possible, Ayala with dreams and love. Some wounds are healed instantly as you say. And childhood things understood in later years.

    Beautiful!

    xo

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  4. sounds like her father saw...a touching and sensitive poem ayala...broken hearts and broken legs..both need love to heal...

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  5. a lovely story to write and give to the daughter...heart-warming poem ~

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  6. All things are possible indeed. It's good to be back to reading blogs!!

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  7. With love all things are possible. This poem is so full of emotion brimming with hope. Yielding to nothing. I really love it!

    Alita

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  8. Very sweet, Ayala. I love to watch the relationship that my husband and daughter have. This makes me think of them :)

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  9. What a lovely read. It sounds as if the father was still watching over his daughter and would want her to know that he still loves her and that no matter what has happened, most broken things can mend, again.
    A soft and very gentle read.

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  10. "all things are possible when you dream, when you love"...so beautiful Ayala, so beautiful.

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  11. How lovely is a father who is kind and loving to his daughter!

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  12. This poem felt like a hug to me! Wonderful.

    Namaste..........cj

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  13. oh wow, what a message for a daughter to receive from her father. what a blessing to be heard

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  14. She wondered if her father saw,
    that she was broken.
    She wondered if he saw fragility,
    in her big brown eyes,
    and he wanted her to be whole

    The best parents want wholeness and healing for the child, lovely.

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  15. ..this is a sweet piece my friend.. and the notion of 'all things are possible when you dream, when you love' is perfect.. thanks for sharing!(:

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  16. I love how it ended on a positive verse.Good journey,thanks

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  17. What a healing space you made, and such a great narrative sequence. I'm thinking cute childhood story and then, wham! "She wondered if her father saw,
    that she was broken."

    Great stuff.

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  18. Thank you, Brian. A wonderful father indeed . :)

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  19. Claudia, I like to think that love heals all wounds :)

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  20. Caroline, so nice to see you :)

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  21. Thank you, Lori. Father and daughter relationship are so special.

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  22. Thank you, Daydreamertoo. I appreciate your thoughts on this. He did love her, no matter what.

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  23. Charles, we take it for granted that all fathers are, but unfortunately that's not the case. In this case it is lovely and great. :)

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  24. So beautiful Ayala and so touching. Thank you for sharing this!

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  25. Thank you, Anna. Parents want the best for their children...:)

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  26. Just beautiful and heart-wrenching and touching, ayala.

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  27. I saw this in a different light than the others, tainted by my own experiences perhaps. I got the impression of a father who didn't know how to communicate directly and left his daughter wondering if he new her pain.

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  28. Dreams and love are a great combination, Ayala, and this father left both for his daughter. Lovely and heartfelt.

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  29. Wow. Such a touching poem!

    Kelly

    http://simplydeeppoetry.blogspot.com/2011/06/jailed-one-shot-wednesday.html

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  30. i always sense such love when you write about your father... such a tender poem.

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  31. such love flows from each word...beautiful

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  32. Oh! this touched me deeply, this poem, having had a father (now dead) who gave me two horses and whose love was boundless, though his broken little girl didn't know it then.

    Too late now, but perhaps it is never too late?

    Lovely poem, and this will haunt me.

    Lady Nyo

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  33. Lovely. Some issues are best addressed in story rather than directly.

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  34. Sensitive and perceptive. The emotion here is contained within controlled yet moving imagery.

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  35. This is lovely and inspiring; a tender story.

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  36. Hello.
    Having lost my dad when I was a young teenager, I always feel a twinge of sadness whenever I read father-child poems.

    This one was very touching poem. I agree...everything is possible when you dream & love.

    Beautiful sentiments.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Remove These Satin Sheets

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  37. there is such sweetness in this story, and a lovely lovely message in its ending. :)

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  38. To me this is just so poignant. And tender. I would have to believe he knew that, at one time or another, we are all fragile and in need of healing.

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  39. Hi, Ayala. Your poem made me think about the blossoming relationship between my husband and our baby girl. I suspect that he will be the kind of father to really "see" his daughter.

    Lovely, as always.

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  40. Such a beautifully written parable, Ayala... a very practical teaching... rendered so well here..

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  41. Beautiful words, ayala. Such a warm message of hope and love.

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  42. A moving story. A wonderful thought behind the poem.

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  43. Darkangelwrites,thank you for your thoughts.

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  44. Thank you, Kelly :)nice of you to stop by.

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  45. Thank you, Leslie. He was love !

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  46. Thank you, David. I appreciate it !

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  47. Lady Nyo,
    Jane,
    your comment really touched me. from one broken girl to another....

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  48. Andy,
    I feel for you. I lost my dad three years ago and I have missed him ever day. Thank you for your sweet comment. Sorry about your loss.

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  49. Victoria, we all are...true!

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  50. Kristen, how sweet...I was fortunate to have such a father :)

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  51. In a father's love is the safety to let our selves be seen...once seen, the healing can begin. Love this.

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  52. Thank you, Adrienne. A father's love is a gift.

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  53. There's a fragile but extremely loving dance that occurs between a father and daughter. Thank you for capturing this extremely well here!

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  54. Father and daughter a relationship so strong. It builts awe and emits inspiration and respect. Beautiful poem!

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  55. Yes, Hank...and thank you :)

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  56. Such a truly heartfelt story ~ simply beautiful ~ ⊱♥⊱♥⊱♥⊱ lღvε ♥ ஆεlεɳa

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  57. Powerful message... truly heartfelt piece. Simple reminders that all things are possible when one is truly loved.

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  58. I like this story!


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  59. Ayala, thank you for coming by my blog. This story of father and daughter is so touching. The idea that he might have perceived her wounds, that he spoke to her through the story, caught me by the heart. Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/strolling-we-write-poems/

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  60. this is so sweet nothing is as special as the daddy daughter relationship....

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  61. Lovely poem...great is a parent who gives their child hopes and dreams!

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  62. hi ayala... i'm running so late this week. Glad to read this beautiful piece of yours... so very touching and yes the father desires our wholeness as he heals those wounds. You had me as a small girl reading this... on my knees in the attic, finding and holding the treasure of his printed word in my hands.

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  63. Beautiful poem. I love the message and the high-note ending.

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  64. Thank you, Petrina. True words :)

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  65. Thank you, Di. Good to give hopes and dreams to our children.

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  66. Aw Patricia...sweet...thank you!

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  67. There's a deep yearning here. Beautiful.

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  68. I love that he saw the fragility in her big brown eyes.

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  69. Thank you, Rudri....I know why..xoxo

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  70. Lauren, a father sees ....when he truly loves.

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