You’re the one with open arms
When the darkness closes in.
When the shadows come and the nightmares make it hard to sleep,
You’re always there to chase them all away.
You were there with every skinned knee and every time I cried.
When I messed up, you were there to show me what I did wrong.
When you went to work in your big truck,
I waited patiently at the window for my daddy to arrive.
As I got older and wanted different things,
The one thing that never changed
Was running into my daddy’s arms.

© Nicole R. Melson