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For My Daughter


D. A. Williams

I don't write for you
I don't write for me
I jot these words
To speak to my daughter
Perhaps not now
But in the near future
She will read these words
And understand her father

I want her to see my life
Without having to live it
Know where she's going
Without going where I've been
Understand my sorrows
But never feel my pain
Find time for the laughter
Even in the pouring rain
Search for the good in the bad
'Cause it all happens for a reason

Never allow them to take her pride
That is God's greatest gift
When the chips are down
Keep a stiff upper lip
Reach for the impossible
Even when the world says you can't

Don't live in the past
You can't control where you start
Hold hope in the future
That is where you go
If they ask your opinion
Don't let your lips part
Unless the words you speak
Come straight from the heart

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