was a child striving for my Daddy’s
Attention and on that attention being fed,
I’d lie on the couch and pretend to be asleep
So you would carry me to my bed,
You’d lay me down, tuck me in
And kiss me on my head.
As I grew up into a young lady needing my
Father’s affection and holding it close to my
I was into shirt-tail boys, dating and friends,
But from my Daddy I was never apart,
For when things went wrong I’d simply reuse
Daddy’s love that I’d stored in my heart.
Taking care of your daughter as you did so well,
Watching me grow as my dreams rose and fell,
You were there heart and soul, lending your
Advice while really wanting to yell,
You had patience, love and understanding;
You took time and taught me well.
You’d encourage me to do better when
I felt like I’d failed you,
You’d say “Try your best Sugar,
That’s all you can do,”
Whatever I did, however it turned out,
I always knew I could count on you.
I’m all grown up and happily married now;
Living without him I wouldn’t know how,
But Daddy, dear sweet Daddy, always remember,
To you my love and appreciation I vow,
I want more than anything to make you proud.
So I’ll leave you with this:
Whatever I do, wherever I go,
I always want you to know,
There is nothing in this entire world that
Even slightly, compares to being Daddy’s Little
© Judy K. Johnson