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Father's Love To Young Daughter Poem

A father's love to his little princess.

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I read this poem not long after the birth of my first daughter and it really struck a chord with how I feel about my little girl. I loved it so much that I have put it in her baby book so she...

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I Am Yours To Keep

© more by Mike Qyinn

Published: March 2008

You are a princess in my heart,
and I care for you so much.
I love the fondness in you eyes
and your tender little touch.

I looked at you when you were born
and knew then straight away
that I would be forever here
to watch you grow and play.

You bring to me a heart of joy
and memories so great
and a powerful sense of fatherhood
that no one can debate.

I watch you sleep and dream of things
that I can only wonder.
That innocent look upon your face
just makes my heart grow fonder.

I see you run and jump and shout
and calling out my name.
No love that I have ever known
could ever feel the same.

No suffering or tragedy
nor deeply seated pain
could ever overshadow
the bond that we retain.

And so my little princess,
before you go to sleep,
remember I am your daddy
and I am yours to keep.



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  • Stephanie by Stephanie
  • 1 year ago

I lost my sister recently, and watching her children scream my name makes me feel like I am a mother already. Thanks so much for the poem. I want to assure my sister that I will take care of her children as mine even though I'm just a teenager.

  • Mike Quinn by Mike Quinn
  • 1 year ago

Steph, I'm very happy that you liked my poem, and I'm sorry for your loss. I wish you the very best for the future.

  • Sam Hitchinson by Sam Hitchinson
  • 1 year ago

I read this poem not long after the birth of my first daughter and it really struck a chord with how I feel about my little girl. I loved it so much that I have put it in her baby book so she will always know that her daddy will be there for her and love her forever. Thank you for the truly beautiful poem.

  • Steve Edwards by Steve Edwards
  • 2 years ago

I loved the poem, man. I could really feel where you are coming from. I'm a father for the first time, and your poem went great with the joy that I'm feeling at this moment. Keep up the great work, man!

  • Craig Williams by Craig Williams
  • 2 years ago

My name is Craig. I am 43 years old and back in 2000 my ex left me and she stopped me from seeing my children. I have two, but I went to court and it lasted for three and a half years and then I got told to withdraw my application by my solicitor. He told me that if I carry on with the case I will not get anywhere, so he told me to withdraw my application and he said I can reapply latter on down the line. Well three years on in 2003 I went back and ask him to restart my case up. He asked me if I knew where my ex and my children where. I told him no. He then said there's nothing he can do, so now it's been 15 years since I have held my children. I have had 6 nervous breakdowns. I have tried to kill myself about 30 times, but thinking of my children stops me, but I have Suicidal Depression. I live alone, and I have no one to talk to.

  • Myles Siglin by Myles Siglin
  • 2 years ago

I know it has been tough, trust me. Search her name online, married and maiden. You can get an idea of where she was last for your lawyer. Please live for them. I have & never thought I would see them again. I see them, not as often as I would like, but I do now. I hadn't seen them for 8 years due to health reasons on my part and other reasons I won't post. I've been in your shoes. God Bless!

  • Joe Galyas by Joe Galyas
  • 3 years ago

I too am trying to stay in contact with my princess, and was able to send this to her today through Skype. We both shared a tear. We won once too, but then money ran out and because it did, the court felt justified to ignore me. I was fortunate enough to hold custody for a year and a half, now she is being told how terrible I am again.
I have to believe she can hang on, she did before.
I really appreciated your poem, it gave me and my princess a moment to share, that we needed.

Thank you,

It warms my heart to read the responses to what I feel was just a simple poem to my daughter Victoria.
At the time I was fighting in court to stay in contact with her and eventually won full custody.
Victoria is now 13 years old and is growing into a wonderful young lady.
Our bond is as strong as ever and we have a nice life.
Thank you all for your kind comments and I'm glad you enjoyed our poem.

  • George Thompson by George Thompson
  • 4 years ago

I haven't been the best husband or father to my family. I was an alcoholic and I messed up in my daughter and son's early years in life. I left Florida 4 yrs. ago and left them behind to get my life straight so I could be a better father and supportive figure for them. But in the meantime my daughter had been diagnosed with liver cancer and they said it's not treatable. I love my daughter more than life itself. And bye the way she's also autistic. So we find out that there is this trial drug treatment in Nashville Tennessee that has cured her type of cancer. So right away we go back to Nashville and now we await treatment from Vanderbilt children's hospital. I love my daughter so much, she brings a smile to me every time I see her, she is more happy and positive than any person I know. Even though she is terminally she seems like there is nothing wrong and is keeping me from falling apart. She is my inspiration in life. I love her so very much. Thank you

  • Tim S. by Tim S., Stuttgart
  • 5 years ago

Father's Day is only a few days away and being away from my little girl has been hard. The Military has been my life for 14 years, and though I've been away from my daughter at times, this time seems to have hit me the hardest. Reading this poem brought me to tears. I ask the good Lord to protect my daughter every night and I count down the days 'till I can hold her in my arms again. Aubrey, you are my world baby and daddy love you.

  • Joe by Joe
  • 6 years ago

Thank you. I wanted to find something like this. I only see my daughter, 5, 2 hrs a week. I love her so much. I left her mother, the family home, for 2 months and now my kid is in foster care. I will do anything to get her back with me. Her mother is a total idiot (mild) to let this happen. She cried today when I saw her she wanted to stay.

  • Tommy by Tommy, Northeast
  • 7 years ago

It is now Fathers Day, I think of the Greatest Blessing in my life. My princess and how I feel about her. This poem is really hard to even read to myself, let alone her at age 5, it does say exactly how a Father should feel and A Fathers Love for his daughter can't EVER be measured. I know a fathers love is more beautiful and stronger than any love I have EVER felt.

  • Stelios by Stelios
  • 8 years ago

Well I divorced also and as I've read this poem it really touched me and that made me to write my pain and thoughts!! I love my daughter more than anyone in the whole world!! and this poem can really touch my soul and how I feel about my child!!
I pray to God to have my daughter well and I hope one day her mum to be at my place to see how I feel when I can't see my daughter.
They say that the love of a mother can't be compared with nothing!!! I believe the father's love is much stronger and much more than anything else in this world!!!

  • Chad by Chad, Mcgehee Arkansas
  • 8 years ago

everyday I go to work I think of my daughter. she makes my life complete. sometimes I feel like crying because every time I leave she cries. but everytime I'm off work I spend as much I can with her cause she won't be little for long. Everynight I watch her sleep thinking about I'm a wonderful dad. and nobody can take that away from me.

  • Joefrey Godoy by Joefrey Godoy
  • 9 years ago

The words in this poem, best describes the feeling I have now, as my little princess celebrates her 4th birthday. Though I am far away and I may not be able to give her my kisses and my hugs. But I hope, with this poem, I can break the boundaries of miles that separates us, give her my love and tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet little princess Jaira.

  • Ralph Pinto by Ralph Pinto
  • 9 years ago

This poem brings a lump in my throat. My daughter is my life. At work or whenever things go rough and I am down. I pick my mobile and her picture has that soothing feeling that always says that she's worth it and that nothings ever going to change my love for her. An angel in my heart, my life and my house.

  • L. Ashbury by L. Ashbury, Walkerton Ontario
  • 9 years ago

I have three children, well, one is my daughter by birth, 22 yrs. young. This poem couldn't be closer to the truth! The only thing I would change about the poem is, that it's very fitting for either, mother or father! As I've heard, several times over the years that it doesn't matter about gender! Good people, raise good kids! I know, it's not easy but you have to install, drill them & try to instill quality greater values!

  • lorraine by lorraine
  • 10 years ago

oh wow a lovely poem my husband is going to read it at our 4 year olds christening tomorrow I hope the author doesn't mind

  • Eric Simmons by Eric Simmons
  • 11 years ago

I'm here sitting at work and thinking of my daughter, And start to cry. Wishing things were better for her.I love you Ash...and I'm sorry my angel.
love daddy

  • victor by victor
  • 11 years ago

This is the first Christmas away from home and my daughter after a painful divorce, unfortunately I don't have the resources to buy her as big of a Christmas present as I would like. I have bought her a small present and with all respect to the author of this poem, I would like to borrow his words and read this beautiful poem to my little 6 year old angel thru the phone to express the love I feel for her. Because of the situation I am in right now, and because of how this poem has helped me this Christmas, it will forever be etched in my heart.

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