Daughter

by ianblackpoet


I had spoken ‘love’ before you,
And I had often been amazed.
My heart was carried on my sleeve,
And I, upon my dreams.
But on this day, you stole my breath,
And I could only stand and stare.
My hazel-olive eyes in tears,
And yours, so full of hope.
I would have sworn before today,
That love was strengthened over time.
But just one look had stilled my heart,
And in that breath, I knew.
I had wandered all my life,
To find a love worth dying for.
But in your eyes was something more,
I will live, my girl, for you.