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Richard Renda
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A Magazine Alive
Laurie S. Schechter
"World's First Vogue Style Editor"
The MagaZine
Section 1:
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Another Chapter In The Book
Gail Chapter
A Dad's Poem
Her hair was up in a ponytail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go.
But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone.
But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates of why he wasn't there today.
But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home.
But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees, a dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats.
One by one the teacher called a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy as seconds slowly passed.
At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching, for a man who wasn't there ...

"Where's her daddy at ?" she heard a boy call out ...
"She probably doesn't have one," another student dared to shout.
And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say,
"Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day."
The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child came words incredibly unique.
"My Daddy couldn't be here, because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day.
And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy and how much he loves me so.
He loved to tell me stories, he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses and taught me to fly a kite.
We used to share fudge sundaes and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him, I'm not standing here alone.
She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud.
Cause my daddy's always with me, though we are
apart. I know because I can feel him in my heart."
With that, her little hand reached up and lay across
her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat beneath her favorite
dress ...
And from somewhere in the crowd of dads, her
mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter who was wise
beyond her years.
For she stood up for the love of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her, doing what was right.
And when she dropped her hand back down,
staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft, but its message
clear and loud.
From: Suzanne. Subject: A Dad's Poem.
This is very touching and worth the read ....
"But sometimes when I close my eyes, it's like he
never went away."
And then she closed her eyes and saw him there
that day ...
And to her mother's amazement, she witnessed
with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children, all starting to
close their eyes.
Who knows what they saw before them, who knows
what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second, they saw him at her
It is said. It takes a minute to find a special
person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love
them, but then an entire lifetime to forget them.
Take the time ... to live and love. Until eternity.
And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by
the love of her shining star. And given the gift of
believing, that
heaven is never too far.
These were sent from Gail.
"Communications Progress." Have
to admit this Cartoonist is good "Fun".
Randy Glasbergen.
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