Spots of Tears

While at my sales meeting I looked down at my black shirt and noticed a couple of spots. I then remembered hugging my daughter at drop off earlier in the morning while she cried. I had to do some parenting and since I couldn’t have her leave with tears we shared an embrace. The two salty spots reminded me of that moment…the one she’s surely long forgotten about by now.

Princess

You are my daughter.

A precious, strong and tiny being whose smile weakens my knees.

I dread the day some bloke breaks your heart. Or the moment you stand in front of me, cap and gown with a diploma in your hand. I look into the future and tear up just thinking of your wedding day

Run princess but don’t go too fast.

Her

You can dance, every dance with the guy
Who gives you the eye, let him hold you tight
You can smile, every smile for the man
Who held your hand beneath pale moon light

But don’t forget who’s takin’ you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’ save the last dance for me

Oh, I know that the music’s fine
Like sparklin’ wine, go and have your fun
Laugh and sing but while we’re apart
Don’t give your heart to anyone

And don’t forget who’s takin’ you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’ save the last dance for me

Baby, don’t you know I love you so?
Can’t you feel it when we touch?
I will never, never let you go
I love you, oh, so much

You can dance, go and carry on
Till the night is gone and it’s time to go
If he asks if you’re all alone
Can he walk you home? You must tell him, “No”

‘Cause don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
Save the last dance for me

Oh, I know that the music’s fine
Like sparklin’ wine, go and have your fun
Laugh and sing but while we’re apart
Don’t give your heart to anyone

And don’t forget who’s takin’ you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So, darlin’, save the last dance for me.

Echoes

I heard my son’s voice bounce like a ping pong ball about the ancient rocks. Reverberating free and carelessly.

Unaware of it’s significance he played gleefully on the cool pink sands of the alien desert escape. Racing up steep dunes with winged feet. His grin bared in delight.

My daughter joined him. Wild and fiery her tiny voice filled the ancient valley. Her laughter roared up its walls and coated them with her spirit.

They joined a thousand hearts who have passed through these natural passages.