Father/Daughter Dance: Virginia City 2020

Father/Daughter Dance
Father/Daughter Dance

Father/Daughter Dance: Virginia City 2020

1. Last Years Father/Daughter Dance

Your stories told by time we reached the Grade,

about your friends and teachers this year round,

on our way to the dance to wear your crown,

these stories, for today, will be waylaid.

While last year was the year of Unicorn

this year was subtle and conservative,

to forget your school is competitive

and not worry what other girls have worn.

Simply a day just for you, my daughter,

to find your smiles before they can be lost

here on false front boardwalks of history.

Her fingers twirl her necklace I bought her

a memory to share no thought of cost

this day means more then this accessory.

2. This Years Father/Daughter Dance

A day to take some pride in your desire,

how you want to dress, how you want to be,

a day to examine your own energy

with Father at your side his hand to hire.

Though life may struggle to weaken our bond,

over the years I hope that we are strong,

that we will dance with every slow song,

the rhythm moves while our bodies respond.

But I have said this all before, I know,

almost verbatim, word for word I script

as if I might just choose the perfect words.

How does one make this Fatherly love show,

as first sentence not within the postscript,

upon our acts not hidden in records.

3. To Many Father/Daughter Dances to Come

My daughter I have held you since your birth

to offer my protection from this world

within some comfort try to keep you curled

around the strong foundation of your worth.

You need to know I’ll love you through the rain

or menacing weather from mountaintops

or droughts that dry up all our earthly crops,

please know that I will be there in your pain.

So every year I write about our dance

and every year I’ll hold you in a twirl

and every year I’ll try to make you smile.

Your youth will try with mischievous glance

to hold you close while you are still a girl.

I will remind you how it’s all worthwhile.

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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 simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “Father/Daughter Dance: Virginia City 2020

  • March 2, 2020 at 12:38 AM

    Jamie, I love your memoirs of the Father/Daughter Dance you and your daughter attend each year. Thank you for sharing this year’s dance. Well done, Jamie, well done.

  • March 2, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    Very well done Jamie – enjoy this time – they grow up way too fast….


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