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Daddy's Boots

By C J Heck

Daddy left his boots for me
and here I have to stay.
My daddy is a soldier,
I’m in charge while he’s away.

In Daddy’s boots I can pretend
that now I am the man
who does the things that Daddy does
as only Daddy can.

I help with little brother,
I help with folding clothes,
I help to set the table,
and I hope Daddy knows

that every day I wear his boots
so I’ll feel close to him
and I try to keep Mom happy
till he comes home again.

I know that he’s protecting us,
that’s what soldiers do,
but his boots are way too big for me
and my job, being him, is too.

Mom, when is Daddy coming home?
I miss him all the time.
She said Daddy would be proud of me
and his boots ... fit me just fine.


29 posted on 11/01/2009 12:44:53 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Sweet! *sniff*


30 posted on 11/01/2009 1:03:27 PM PST by LUV W (2010 is Conservatives' to win....or lose. So....LET'S WIN!!)
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To: yorkie

What a wonderfully sweet poem and little boy, yorkie!


40 posted on 11/01/2009 3:50:39 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: yorkie
Good Sunday Afternoon, yorkie.


This is so touching..God bless those who
wait at home
Thank you for the sweet poem and graphic.
Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day.

42 posted on 11/01/2009 3:56:29 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: yorkie

This little boy in his “Daddy’s Boots” tugs at my heart - the poem is wonderful, but your illustration just about made me cry.


93 posted on 11/02/2009 9:32:29 AM PST by Billie
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