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A Portrait of Daddy
by Crista Darr
06/19/05
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A Portrait of Daddy

Brief moments of time
Ticking slowly into years
A father and his daughter
Share both laughter and tears

A lifetime of labors
With my welfare in mind
You were the shelter needed
Where I could run and hide

You stood as one unchanging
While the wind blew my desires
Supportive and encouraging
For all I might aspire

But my heart grew rebellious
As often hearts will do
Never knowing all the misery
My actions put you through

The constant grief and pain
That my rebellion birthed
Refused to be in vain
For God felt all your hurt

Looking down from heaven
Compassion kissed the skies
The agony of a broken child
This Father realized

And you remained still faithful
Steadfast, brave and firm
A pillar of strength in hardship
A rock to which I turn

Know Dad that your sacrifice
Mirrors a heavenly plan
Of laying down one’s life
For the sake of man

Now I cry out “Daddy!”
To another who is true
His never failing love
Reminds me much of you

As you have kept your daughter
So let the Lord keep you
In mercies never failing
In spirit and in truth

The labors very heavy
You’ve carried for so long
Will be borne upon His shoulders
Through our weakness He is strong

Daddy, I beseech you
Receive His gift today
It’s wrapped in lovingkindness
And delivered while you pray








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Christian Coutts 08 May 2007
Awesome, I'm glad the Lord brought me across your works.
Joyce Poet 16 May 2006
How very fortunate you are, dear Crista, to have had a loving, praying Father. And what a wonderful, beautiful way you have with words.
Brook Phelps 20 Apr 2006
"Daddy, I beseech you Receive His gift today It’s wrapped in lovingkindness And delivered while you pray." Oh so beautiful! Thank you.
B Brenton 08 Nov 2005
And so rightly said. You captured the feeling, here Crista. :)




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