Biographical Poetry posted November 2, 2014 Chapters:  ...11 12 -13- 14 

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A special daughter takes flight and spreads her love...

A chapter in the book Poems From a Silent Voice

Beyond the Bond

by Warren Rodgers

to my daughter Amanda
I stepped into your life when you were nine,
Down Syndrome made you special right from birth,
your speech was poor, you mostly spoke in sign

 but now I know that angels live on Earth.  
I feel I’ve known and loved you all my life
though I was not your dad when you were born,
I loved your mom then she became my wife,
till Heaven stole our hearts one Sunday morn.
You’ve worked so hard and now your time has come,
to spread your love and thrive beyond the nest
I’m happy for the woman you’ve become
For, like your mom, with you, I have been blessed!
I’m sure her spirit leads you still today 
her presence shows in everything you do,  
I wrote this simple poem just to say,
I've treasured every day I spent with you.
Perhaps it’s one more step in God’s great plan
to show love grows beyond the bond of blood,
It glows within the heart of this old  man,
whose tears tonight are flowing like a flood.
I love you to the stars and back, my dear
and will, if I should live a thousand years!


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special thanks to V. Marguerite for her wonderful artwork!

My daughter has decided to live with her aunt and nana. I respect her decision as I find it more difficult each year to give her the proper attention she deserves. She'll be just an hour away and will have a room wherever I live, and be a frequent visitor to her home base.

Her and her mom had this thing when they would say goodbye to each other, where one would try to top the other starting with "to the moon and back" and growing progressively further away, thus the final couplet of my poem.

Thank you for reading and reviewing. Have a great day! Rodger

If you choose to view the 2 1/2 minute video prepare to be touched by some amazing individuals. My daughter does not appear in the video.

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