She stood before her mother
In her favorite purple dress
More brave than any other
Who hurts inside their chest.
“Please my darling, do not go”
The mother anxious cried
She looked up at her mother
The others didn’t know
Of the pain behind her pride.
“I will go to school, with daddy at my side.”
She said, showing of said pride.
It was daddy’s day at school
Kids will bring their daddy, that's the rule.
They get called up in turns
To tell about their dad
All of which they’ve learned.
Once the little girl was up
The mother held her breath
Other children can be mean
They don’t know when to stop.
The little girl went up
Hand above her heart.
She talked so soft,
Still the message, clear and loud.
“My daddy couldn’t be here today,
Because he’s just too far away.
But I know he wishes he was,
Because he loves me, just that much.
I will tell you about my father,
Who I never see.
Who never makes a call to me.”
“He taught me how to ride my bike,
And how to be good at flying kite.
His eyes was always full of cheer
I see them still, when he isn’t here.
My father was a firefighter
And he fought the fires well
He was there, when the towers fell
And never made it home”
“He told me he would always be,
Right here, next to me.
He is living in my heart,
And he loves me, he told me so
He always gave me a little pink rose,
I always put it, at my nose.”
The girl talked like on a stage
Oh so wise beyond her age.
She closed her eyes, as all the others,
And loudly out she say:
“Daddy I love you
Daddy, I love you still
Daddy I always will!”
When they again opened their eyes the saw
Just for a second at the door
Where the girl was standing,
There was a little pink rose.
And all of those, who had their doubts
They learned this day,
That heaven never is too far away.