Sunday, June 21, 2009

One Sweet and Lovely Note

My father's own handwritten note --
one of the sweetest I've ever read!
Papa's Note

Dance With My Father Again
Luther Vandross

Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I new for sure, I was loved

If I could get another chance
Another walk
Another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
How I'd love love love
To dance with my father again

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me yeah yeah
Then finally make me do just what my momma said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me

If I could steal one final glance
One final step
One final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
'Cause I'd love, love, love, to dance with my father again

Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I hear how my mother cried for him
I'd pray for her even more than me
I'd pray for her even more than me

I know I'm praying
For much to much
But could you send back
The only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she's dyin
To dance with my father again

Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAPA.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO THE WORLD'S GREATEST!
THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU!


Maktub!

6 comments:

jirl said...

aawww, so sweet naman of your papa! and so cute his handwritings! weheheh! i'm sure, proud na proud ka ng note na yan!

OT: nakarelate ako sa song. It's one of the songs that I want played when my papa sends me off to the altar;)kakaiyak ;(

Jude said...

hey jirl, you bet! i so love this note. inggit nga si ate kasi wala syang ganyan. yun nga lng.. sayang.. if only i could turn back time.. hay..

yup, lovely song. the song Butterfly Kisses is also great for your wedding. be looking forward to that day. invite me! eheh.

purplesally said...

wow..touching man..haay..narumduman ko man lugod..

Jude said...

ka-miss ano sally? hay. :(

ishie said...

wow!...so sweet..at the same time nkakalungkot...miss my dad.. :'(

Jude said...

hugs melai.. ='(