RMJ ( / Laoag City, Philippines)

A Childhood Memory With My Father

My father
Made up stories
Just for me
So short
But they always had the touch
Of magic.

He made me a heroine
Sometimes a queen
There was a time
I was an angel
But I loved when he called me
The Bird King.

His right hand glided
In the air
When he narrated
His story of
The Bird King.

He said,
"Soon you will have wings
Soar like a heroine
And queen
But always land
Like an angel."

The bond that we had every night
Before I go to sleep
I kept it
In the deepest part
Of my heart.

I will always cherish
His bedtime stories
For it always ended in me
Living happily
Ever after.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

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Comments (16)

This is a fine and heartfelt tribute to your father Rose Marie. Cleary a man of good character and substance. Thank you for sharing a snapshot of one of your childhood memories.10+++ and to my treasure chest.
As children, listening to stories is always a thrill. If the story is fabricated around us and if we become the central character of the story, it becomes all the more fascinating. If it is narrated by the father or mother, our interest will be double.....! I can easily guess what a warm relationship you and your father shared. The advice at the end of the story is so charming Soar like a heroine And queen But always land Like an angel." .
I will always cherish His bedtime stories For it always ended in me Living happily Ever after.....so touching and impressive. Your father had immense love for you. It is a great tribute to him. Thanks for sharing again.
Fantastic is the fidelity of a father! That reality is captured in this compelling and creative composition!
Such a lovely poem. I also do the same what your father did. I tell stories to my grandchildren making them heroes/heroines of the stories. The like my stories.
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