A Poem by Dana

“Who are you, Papa?” she said.
I smiled, and in a moment before I could speak
I realized the hats I wear are so many
But to her
I am he that in the darkness waits
Till your asleep and all is safe
For when the light is gone and no one’s near
I’m the one, your fears fear
I am he who moves toward that which comes
Stand on guard while your having fun
Fix your broken mend your tear
Looking up from you, you’ll see me there
I am he who will love you no matter what
Since before you were borne, no ands ifs or buts
I loved your mommy when she was small too
It’s true when I tell you, I will always love you
“Your mommy’s daddy” I said

By Dana K Rufener