Where are you?
Lightning pierces the darkening sky
as rain continues to pour.
But above the thunderous storm could be heard
the sobs of a little girl all alone.
Drenched in her own pool of tears...
her heart torn and bruised.
Her swollen eyes lifts towards the sky...
as her minds drifts...drifts above it all...
" Wake up, my love.
Daddy is here."
Her eyes lit up
as she runs into his arm.
Unable to contain her joy
her heart burst with excitement and laughter.
"Why are you laughing? "
"Cause you're here!
I'm so happy you're here!"
"I am happy as well. "
He lifts her up.
Holds her closer than he has ever done.
"Look my dear.
the sky is all clear now..."
Now we can do all those stuff you planned.
"Now we can go to the movies together.
Now we can walk in the park, while i hold you close.
Now we could go bike riding together
we could even make something together for your mother.
You'll like that wont you?
Now we can look forward to the father-daughter dance at grad.
I'll have to start taking dance lessons,
your mom will kill me if i step on your toes..."
'We're gonna have the greatest time dad.'
"Yes we shall.
You'll always be my little girl...
and you know i'll always be there for you...
I'll protect you always.
i'll wipe your tears when you're sad.
i'll hold you in my arms and keep you safe.
i'll handle any boy that dares hurt you.
just don't hurt them tooooo much, ok?'
"I wont...i'll just make sure they know
that whoever messes with my daughter messes with me!"
'Nothing can separate us...
"You'll always be my little girl...
and i'll always be your dad..."
Her heart overflows with love and joy as she closes her eyes...
and smiles, as he cradles her head in his chest.
"This is the best day ever dad..."
A thunderous sound fills the air.
She opens her eyes only to be blinded
by a raging flash of lightning.
She could hear it...
She could hear the rain banging the rooftop.
She could feel the thunder rattling her bones...
but even more dreadful...
she could no longer feel her dad's embrace...
Dad where are you ?!!"
She screamed and shouted at the top of her lungs
but the storm drowned it all out.
She sank back to the floor...
tears streaming down her face once again.
Another burst of lightning pierced the air
followed by a crashing sound...
The whole house was enveloped in darkness.
Her bedroom door swung open as her mother rushed in.
"I'm so glad you're alright my dear...
"Where's dad...where's dad, mom?"
"O honey, daddy left many years ago..."
"Will I ever see him again?"
"I don't know honey, but we can dream..."