"I am

Dazzled

By the wisdom in my child's eyes

Merely six years, but she knows

What happiness is, what pain is,

She's seen more than I ever cared to show her

But she loves her daddy just the same.

I am

Haunted

By the disgust in my child's eyes

A girl of seventeen, and not yet a woman

She's grown up way too fast for me

With violence at her bedroom door

And she hates him more than ever.

I am

Accepting

Of the forgiveness in my child's eyes

Twenty-five, her daddy's gone

And only memories of smiles and bruises,

Yelling fits and trips to the zoo remain,

But she loves him just the same."

S.N.S 10:56am