>Little Girl

>I hope you realize that there are things they’re going to ask you to do –
Things you do not know, but can just imagine.
Actions that ask more of you than what you are
And speak less of you than you’ll ever hear
Commitments you cannot break, or will not …
Because you love her.

I hope you realize that there are things she’ll ask you to explain –
Things you remember, but do not recall.
You forgot them once you saw her smile
And could not be reminded as time drove on
Memories etched in a void that doesn’t matter …
But yet you must explain.

I hope you realize that she’s counting on you
For things she does not know.
You can get them for her or fall a scant short
And she’ll find them on her own
Because she loves you; because she is you
Because all she needs is a lighthouse.

I hope you realize that you’ll love her more than you ever learned –
More than you thought you could..
Hope for the love you’ve always hoped for
But get that which is greater instead
Forget all that you thought you knew
And you are born again.

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