Treasure Island

Bonnie Collins

(February 27 1947 / Middletown New York)

Number One Man In My Life

When I saw your eyes for the first time
look at me in the way you did, was
an emotion I shall always remember

We had shared so much, you taught
me to fish, you took me hunting, you
taught me all the wonders of the world

Waiting everyday for you to come home
was my favorite time of my day as your
big hands, and big heart would make
me feel so very special in your life

The night you looked at me, and saw
that your little girl, isnt a tom boy
anymore, she turned 16 today and
is dressed for her special party and
this time someone else entered the
world that for the first time you felt
you must somehow share

Sharing must have been hard I know
that now, as a parent, I understand
how you felt that cold February night

If I could reverse the time for one moment
I would, only this time when I walked out the
door, I would have walked over to you and
kiss your cheek, and tell you, you will always
be the number one man in my life........

Submitted: Friday, February 22, 2008

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  • Ana Zaldivar (2/8/2009 2:46:00 PM)

    oh bonnie! i felt my heart freeze while reading this! is so beautiful... She had her sixteen candles on a february night, just like you... so sweet Bonnie :)

    love always,
    ana (Report) Reply

  • Con Nie (2/22/2008 11:54:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem to honor your dad. Thanks for sharing it. It is nice you had such a loving father. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

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