I Love You The Brownest

Madeline, my (nearly) 10-year-old daughter, had to write a poem for a school assignment last week. She has kindly given permission to me to post it here.

I Love You The Brownest

I love you, Dad, the brownest.

Your beard is like a soft bear’s fur.
I love you like creamy chocolate.

I love you like a sweet gingerbread
cookie, like the chewy taste of caramel.

I love you like the smell of warm,
fresh baked chocolate cake. I love you like
the fuzziness of the cat-tail plant, like the
wheat field swaying in the breeze.

I love you like the oak tree’s rough
bark and I love you like a monkey’s fur
as it swings madly through the trees.

I love you like the rolling hiss and warm,
creamy hot cocoa after being out in the
cold winter.

I love you, Dad, the brownest.

~ Madeline Vandersluys (December 2012)

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