A Father

I love my daughter, my only daughter. She just turned 19 years old but every time I look at her all I see is nine. After a lengthy separation and upcoming divorce from her mother and my wife of nineteen years, she moved in with me six months ago. I wrote this for her on father’s day and couldn’t remember if I did post it. Only with her I finally understood what they mean when they say “giving my life for someone”. I did, nineteen years of it and whatever is left, for her…

Father - 2010 Pedro Solorzano

A Father

When autumn comes and life goes on

my daughter dear, another year

time gives to you and takes from me,

another candle is there now blown

with wishes still not fully clear

and love not found to be so free,

but you keep smiling as life goes on.


And what I want on father’s day

for you my dear so close to stay,

to hold you tight and not let go

protecting you from all the harm,

from all the tears and all the pain-

But what I wish I wish in vain

as you my love adventures want

and just this life you now outgrow

so holding tight, I’ll let you go.

H.O. June 11, 2013


11 thoughts on “A Father

  1. So nice to read loving words from a dad to his daughter!! No matter how old they are we worry and wished se could break their falls…we can still be there to comfort them.

  2. graceh13 says:

    A very heartwarming one Hector. Very beautiful! 🙂

  3. Beautiful and touching Hector, loved it =) My daughter turns 6 tomorrow

  4. tric says:

    Written from the heart. I loved it. Beautiful

  5. ἇRVℎℰℰ says:

    This is really beautiful Hector

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