I watched as you whirled with Vera tonight,
in a gentle and precious dance.
She had wanted to dance
and you were the obvious partner.
Round and round the room you went,
lost in the rhythm
of joy and delight.
Vera too, moving in sync.
Some comical moments,
but I felt your heartbeat for her there and then,
the depth and breath of your love
like the waves of your hands.
I felt a warm glow of pride,
seeing you so close to her side.
Her face, lit with glee
as she leapt and jiggled and turned.
With your hands, you guide her
Swirl, twirl and glide her.
With your eyes, you delight in her,
and she thrives in your embrace.
We may never know
the significant of this little impromptu dance,
but the memories that you create
with every word of affection,
act of attention,
will dance forever
in her growing heart.
This poem is dedicated to all daddies this Father’s Day. You have a special place in your children’s lives.
May you always take time to dance, delight and sprinkle love all over your children.
Happy Father’s Day!