you lie awake

waiting for the one

to call you

'my daddy'

i lie awake

wondering when someone

would love me more

than my father ever did

your hands caress me

no matter how big i was

you rock me with your gentle swaying

your gentle words

and your gentle eyes

as they sparkle like the moon and stars

i can see the night in your eyes

as you sing me off to slumber land

and i lie asleep

with a pat on my body

with a kiss on my head

and you smile

knowing that i would gladly call

you my father

even if you weren't real