When I was a little girl, my Daddy said to me,
“Look up their darling, up in the sky, the stars- one for you and one for me. Wish upon a shooting star.”
And I did so in glee.
Waited and waited and waited…
A girl in hope- eagerly.
God had a good laugh, as he looked upon me.
While putting on a pair of heels today-
Oh! I was so wronged.
I thought again of how I had waited this long!!
Remembering the little girl who was asked to wait patiently,
I left on Daddy’s bedpost a note, which said-
“Off I go, to make my own destiny; seize the stars, and then I’ll be home at last
~Miles to go before I sleep~
Daddy, it is your little girl believing in herself and her pretty fancies.
P.S. I am the shooting star.”
© achillesheelpoetry, 2020