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Walk a little slower, Daddy.
Don't let me fall behind.
Lead me with your footsteps.
If I shall fall,
Pick me up with your strong yet tender touch.
Hug me and tell me it will all be ok.
Tell me that you love me.
Then gently kiss my head.
Pat my back
And tell me to keep going.
Tell me I can do it.
You believe in me.
Walk a little slower, Daddy.
Because I believe in you.
Walk a little slower so I can tell you something.
Bend down.
And let me whisper in your ear.
"I love you."
So walk a little slower, Daddy.
Because I want to be
Just like you.

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Phantom_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm
Beautiful and moving!
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Mar. 22, 2011 at 5:40 am
Thank-you :)
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