Little Girls

Little Girls.

I have always dreamed

Of little girls

With brown hair,

Brown eyes,

Dark skin,

And a thousand questions.

Little girls

With big ideas,

Long on life,

With not much patience

But lots of love.

Little girls

With beautiful smiles,

Lots of hearty laughter

And trusting souls,

For dads who can faintly see

Their daughters’ importance

And place in their lives

I stand amazed,

With much love to my daughter, Ruthiye,

Your dad.

Donald A. Perrot        Ó

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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