Daddy's Paradise

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Daddy's Paradise

When I was a child
my daddy would take me
back to Marion county
where he was born

You took me right down
to the banks of that river
laid down in green grasses
a paradise it was
for a young child to dream

a paradise in heaven
daddy always would say
remember this place
for there is none closer
to paradise in heaven
then the banks of this river
where dreams I did lay

Please daddy would you take me
back to the place of your youth
right down to that river
on its banks you did dream

oh please tell me daddy
its beauty still lays
beside that wide river
from your growing up days
down by that lovely river
where you said paradise laid

just a dusty coal town in Virginia
where your roots were laid
in Marion county
your paradise laid

Oh daddy you worked
those dusty coal mines
beside your father
when you were just nine

you learned so young
to drive those old trucks
with ten ton of coal
heading down that mountain
each trip you prayed
down that long winding road

oh daddy please take me
back to Marion county
where your paradise lay

oh daddy can you see it
from your paradise now
can you tell me daddy
do you still think, that Marion county
is as close to paradise in heaven
when you see it now
from heavens golden gate

Written by
Asha`di
2010

Listening to that old song again about 'Muhlenburg County

Made me remember my daddy, his paradise he called it,
where he took me several times when I was a little girl.
Fishing on the river banks and he
showed me the
curvy mountain roads he drove
coal trucks on in Virginia.

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MindNumbing commented on Daddy's Paradise

06-02-2010

Very sweet, melancholic write with a perfectly beautiful ending, Asha... nicely done.

cheronld commented on Daddy's Paradise

05-28-2010

The descriptions in this poem had me seeing marion county as if I had actually been there.....really sweet poem...

gogant commented on Daddy's Paradise

05-27-2010

Asha, my dad worked in the coal mines in Cameron county in Pennsylvania, but he never had the time to stop and smell the roses as your daddy did. You weave a beautiful sparkling portrait in poetic art with this piece.............................gogant

1990lh commented on Daddy's Paradise

05-27-2010

oh this is really beautiful, such a heart warming memory, i wish i had some like this. i enjoyed this piece very much

ginga commented on Daddy's Paradise

05-27-2010

Asha, Such nostalgia remembering one's childhood, the places where you were raised and the love Daddy had for Marion County. ginga

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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