A Poem to My Daughter

Oh sweet child,
How I love you so...

You have a spot in my heart that
the whole universe could scarcely fill.

You are a part of me in the gentlest way.

I love you now and will love you always.

Distance and time separate us, but my heart
flies with my thoughts to be at your side.

I want to tuck you in and kiss you at your bedside.

I want to know the names of the monsters under your bed
and chase them away from you into the night.

I want to do all a Daddy should do.

Most of all I want you to know that I love you,

And I want to be with you even when I cannot.

Love always and forever,

Scott A. MacKay