A Daughter's Father...


I am my daughter's father, I'll shed tears down at the alter, No matter what sexuality or gender, I'll wipe tears and kiss them to a forever.


Shailyn and Rian, you have my life, my time and my love, I'm trying not to cry, I'm telling myself a lie, but I believe in the above, As I write this on another lonely December, At 2 am, your innocence is what I remember.


I try not to go in the past, the future is my cast but I can't move because of fear, You're growing up too fast, your youth isn't to last and "I love you daddy" is all that I hear, I can't remember the last time I held your hand crossing the road, As a loving parent, when the man turns green, the tarmac is a ghost.


I am my daughter's father, I'll shed tears down at the alter, No matter what sexuality or gender, I'll wipe tears and kiss them to a forever.


I'm going to ask you tomorrow can you hold my hand, I'm going to stretch out my arm and hope you understand, I'll tell you why I need your love, I'll tell you why together, I need to cross that road, I have a desire to never let go, I told myself not to cry, but here I am in the winter's cold.


I am my daughter's father, I'll shed tears down at the alter.


What am I to do? Does love ever lose?

When the walls fall down, Who will be around?


I can't change time, nor do I want to, I gravitate to memories with an angelic tune, Tears fall into delicate dreams of when they were younger, They drip into a spiced rum, I just can't handle their hunger;

Their hunger of being free, Their hunger of finding the world, Their hunger of daring to learn, Their hunger, Their hunger...


I love! I love their bravery, I love their honesty, I love the way they move with change! Me... Me, I stay the same in fermented pain.

But, I am my daughter's father, I'll shed tears down at the alter, No matter what sexuality or gender, I'll wipe tears and kiss them to a forever.


To a forever, To a forever..


(C) Wayne Stubbs.