Rose Marie Juan Austin

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A Childhood Memory With My Father - Poem by Rose Marie Juan Austin

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

Topic(s) of this poem: father


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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (2/16/2020 11:28:00 PM)

    This poem brings to fore the special feelings a daughter has for her father,
    and in a unique way. It made me lose in the world of a daughter of mine who was my daughter
    hardly for a day of her life. A lovely piece, to My Poem List.
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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (2/16/2020 11:23:00 PM)

    Yes, you do like a bird queen soar in open wide skies as a poetry queen,
    I'm sure about it.
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  • Rosie BourgetRosie Bourget (2/2/2020 4:01:00 PM)

    A wonderful way to pay a well deserve tribute to your wonderful dad. This poem brings back memories. It reminds me of the unforgettable humorist father of mine. Having a father figure in our lives is a gift. Great job Marie! (Report)Reply

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (8/29/2019 10:30:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (5/3/2019 6:17:00 AM)

    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." .
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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/26/2018 9:48:00 AM)

    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.
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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (8/26/2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Fantastic is the fidelity of a father! That reality is captured in this compelling and creative composition! (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (5/3/2018 9:04:00 PM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Mr. Mister (4/20/2018 11:29:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Loved it. Very touching.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Sansan (3/22/2018 7:57:00 PM)

    A heart warming poem ✍💕 (Report)Reply

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  • Jun R Juan (3/20/2018 5:05:00 AM)

    Simple yet adorable memories of a child. Love to read again and again (Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (3/16/2018 4:07:00 AM)

    Rose, you are surely an adorable poet as much as you adore your father and your father adores you ..... your poems are very much exciting and interesting...thanks a lot...stay blessed for ever (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/11/2018 3:02:00 PM)

    Just for me! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Bipasha DBipasha D (2/25/2018 2:23:00 PM)

    You have such beautiful memories of childhood. Excellent presentation (Report)Reply

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  • Zabeth (12/20/2017 10:08:00 PM)

    Loveeely manang ko😊 (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(12/21/2017 12:20:00 PM)

    Wow, Zabeth I am glad you are here. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I will always treasure your effort of being here. You inspired my pen!

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (12/4/2017 3:14:00 PM)

    My father
    Made up stories
    Just for me
    So short
    But they always had the touch
    Of magic. Really great memory, excellently pictured in this poem, thanks for sharing the poem with us, +++++++ 10
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    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(12/7/2017 4:29:00 PM)

    Thank you for the great comment, Muzahidul. Your visit is very much appreciated.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/26/2017 9:04:00 AM)

    Childhood memories bring pleasant in adulthood. Dear Rose, you have so nicely inscribed this poem through the stories from a loving father. Beautiful poem shared. Thanks. (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(12/1/2017 2:24:00 PM)

    Your great comments are very much.appreciated, Kumarmani. Thank you so much for the visit.

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (11/26/2017 3:50:00 AM)

    Lovely poem about the stories rendered by a loving father (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(12/1/2017 2:56:00 PM)

    Glad you liked it, Rini. Thanks for the visit.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (11/26/2017 1:03:00 AM)

    Such a heartwarming write, Rose Marie...10+++ (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(12/1/2017 2:58:00 PM)

    Your kind words are very heartwarming too. Thank you for taking time to read the poem.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 6, 2018


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