This Years Father/Daughter Dance: Virginia City Nevada (2019)

This Years Father/Daughter Dance …

My Daughter how I love to see you dance…

This Years Father/Daughter Dance (2019)


This year you were playful like Unicorn

as I was picking out your color rose

you frolicked from your head down to your toes

and led the way to dance with your white horn.

This year though I dressed in a fancy suit

you wanted to wear a t-shirt and jeans

this day is yours not expression of means

a day of hugs along with shiny boots.

You stay with Mom the night before the dance

so I may pick you up within morning

the songs of birds and sunlight in your hair.

My daughter how I love it when you prance

your smiles uplift me without a warning

this dancing brings to light your gentle care.


These pictures move throughout my mind today

when preparing for life, whatever works,

to ponder dancing while my coffee percs.

A day of celebration and of play

of smiles as we will try to leave our prints

upon this western antique theater floor.

You laugh and order me to twirl you more.

To pilfer off the table for free mints.

I hope these moments are enough to show

my appreciation for you my dear,

the light, the love you bring into our lives.

I hope your excitement for dance will grow

as you mature into adult career

these dances sitting with your other loves.


To remember the glimmer of your eyes

a reflection from your glitter makeup,

to remain eight years old, never grow up,

these playful times will always bring me sighs.

To sit and eat a double ice cream cone.

You smile at me and share a funny joke

to lead me forward calling me slow poke.

A day to sit upon our lives, a tone.

My daughter how I love to see you dance

upon this life as if it is a waltz

with grace you lead me out onto the floor.

With life there may not be a second chance

to show my love through all my many faults

so dance until your laughter calls for more.

Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “This Years Father/Daughter Dance: Virginia City Nevada (2019)

  • April 6, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Ohhhh! How delightfully endearing and a joy to read. Jamie, I love this poem – it is filled with joyous love and caring sentiments. Thank you for sharing.

  • April 6, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    That was so beautiful and heartfelt. Your daughter is lucky to be daddy’s little girl, Jamie.


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