My daughter, my angel

You weigh merely a kilo, but our love’s a tonne, if you ever need a hug, you know where to run.

Yousuf Bawany November 06, 2012
Soaring to the skies on the Ferris wheel,
Galloping in the meadows on the carousel,
The glint in thy eyes, thy laugh and thy squeal,
Caressed by the wind, enjoying the feel
Pure passion flowing free, unadulterated zeal.

Eyes full of mischief, your touch oh-so kind,
A fondness so chaste, is so hard to find,
At work or at play, with you on my mind,
Each breath and each beat, to thee I consigned,
Is it true what they say, have I gone blind?

A hand around my finger, and holdin’ on tight,
As you fall asleep, flowing into the night,
Dreams filled with angels, and creatures of light,
I sit by your side, and try as I might,
Can’t help but stare at thee, till the sky’s alight.

Just careless and free, a soul full of fun,
Oh thee, my beloved, as bright as the sun,
You weigh merely kilos, but our love’s a tonne,
I know one day I won’t be the only one,
If you ever need a hug, you know where to run.

Times a-flyin’ by, you’re growing too fast,
It’s been a whole year to your life’s start,
Rattles and teether’s are things of the past,
In your hands you hold, the key to my heart,
You’re awesome, amazing, a true work of art.

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Yousuf Bawany A writer who enjoys to cook foods from across the world. He blogs at He tweets @YousufBawany (
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Sadaf | 11 years ago | Reply Woww! Masha Allah you have written so well... I agree and understand each one of your feelings because i also have a daughter who's 5 months old.... Times passes so quickly... We adore her and no doubt there is an unexplainable connection between daughters n fathers... My daughter loves looking at her father... May your daughter have a long blessed life, ameen.
Yousuf Bawany | 11 years ago | Reply Dear Readers, Once again, I appreciate all your kind words. My daughter, well, my children (I have a son now too) are a constant source of inspiration. @Parvez: Part of being a parent is learning to love your children for all that they have to offer; the good as well as the bad. I totally agree with your point of view. Take care, Yousuf
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