Ask Me a Question

September 18, 2009
By PippinP GOLD, Bolingbrook, Illinois
PippinP GOLD, Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Faith is like learning to walk; you have to fall at first, but don't stay down. When in doubt, don't stop believing.


Looking back on our days together, I remember the love in his eyes.
He was Daddy and the smartest man ever. He would wipe my tears when I cried.
I'd say, "Daddy, can I ask you a question?"
And he'd just smile at me 'cause he knew it all.

He said, "Ask me a question, whatever you like.
Ask why there's darkness, or why there's light.
I'm ready to listen. Ask me what a big word means.
Darling, I just hope you never have to ask if I love you."

As I grew older I started to doubt him, started thinking he was wrong.
We had our share of arguments, and I missed what I thought was gone.
I said, "Daddy, can I ask you a question?"
And there were tears in his eyes, 'cause he knew my thought.

He said, "Ask me a question, whatever you like.
Ask why there's darkness, or why there's light.
I'm ready to listen. Ask me what a big word means.
Darling, I just hope you never have to ask if I love you."

The years flew by too quickly, and I was grown and in a veil
Getting ready to be given away to the new man who knew it all.
I said, "Daddy, can I ask you a question?"
And he shed a tear 'cause he knew it'd be my last.

He said, "Ask me a question, whatever you like.
Ask why there's darkness, or why there's light.
I'm ready to listen. Ask me what a big word means.
Darling, I just hope you never have to ask if I love you."

He was fading fast one night, with his grandkids by his side.
They wanted him to tell them what he thought Heaven was like.

He said, "Ask me a question, whatever you like.
Ask if there's darkness, or how much light.
I'm ready to listen. Ask me what clouds are like.
Darling, I just hope you never have to ask if I love you."


The author's comments:
I wrote this for my dad's birthday this year. I think one of the best gifts is a song, and I did my best on this one!
I could always ask him my questions, and I don't always understand his answers, but he's always happy to answer.
Love you Daddy!

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Zoya_Khan GOLD said...
on Dec. 21 2012 at 8:29 am
Zoya_Khan GOLD, Gujranwala, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Where LOGIC ends, FAITH begins.
- Zoya Khan

Nice :) :) :)

on Jan. 20 2012 at 7:32 pm
ErisRose DIAMOND, Ashburn, Virginia
50 articles 1 photo 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori- Love conquers all let us yield to love
Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bones Heal, Suck it up and dance!
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way

This is so sweet and beautiful!! I loved it(:

Jackie said...
on Jan. 18 2012 at 5:20 pm
Your words are wonderful....I do hope this is made into a song. You are a talented lyricist.

imac said...
on Jan. 18 2012 at 3:45 pm
Thoughts straight from the Heart beat, Golden words written on a silken sheet, Wrapped and sealed for a special day, To the one thats loved in every way.

Joe Cool said...
on Oct. 8 2009 at 6:34 pm
Awesome lyrics! I want to hear this song!

on Oct. 4 2009 at 1:38 pm
I love this... I hope I'll never ask Him that question.

Good song! Keep writing


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