Introduction

The poetess dedicates this poem to her father, whom she acknowledges as a ‘special hero’. The poem highlights the sacrifices and love of a father for his children. The poem has 4 stanzas and follows the abcb rhyme scheme.

Stanza 1

When I was a baby,
you would hold me in your arms.
I felt the love and tenderness,
keeping me safe from harm.

The poetess recalls how her father held her in his arms when she was a baby. She felt love and warmth in his arms and felt protected against all harm.

Stanza 2

I would look up into your eyes,
and all the love I would see.
How did I get so lucky,
you were the dad chosen for me.

When she looked up into his eyes, all she found was love. She wonders how she got so lucky, as she got him as her father. He was chosen especially for her.

Stanza 3

There is something special
about a father's love.
Seems it was sent to me
from someplace up above.

A father’s love has something special about it. It is as if it was sent from above– heaven. It is something you can not buy on earth.

Stanza 4

Our love is everlasting,
I just wanted you to know.
That you're my special hero
and I wanted to tell you so.

A father and daughter’s love is everlasting and eternal. The poetess says that she just wants him to know that he is her special hero. No one can replace him and she will always love him.