Jennifer Lynn
Author: Ben Laney


See how the time
Has gone by
Can you tell me
Where it went?
Years have flown
Before our eyes
Like so much sand
In the wind
Still, there is
Something in our souls
That connects
Us deep inside
A love that
Is ours alone
Standing fast
Through space and time

You and I know
Seasons change
And even the
Best laid plans
So, don't you
Look at me strange
I will still
Be who I am
You know we
Both are children
Girl, we both
Want to play and sing
We want the
Best from living
And we long
To test our wings

Jennifer Lynn,
Look a little harder
And see the shape I'm in
We're older now
And, I hope, we're smarter
Let's not slip away
From each other again
'Cause I want us
Always to be friends
To the end,
Jennifer Lynn

------- Author's Notes -------

This was inspired by, and it is dedicated to my beautiful daughter, Jennifer Lynn. With love, your crazy Dad


Comments on this poem/writing:

Martin Vann ( -- Thursday, August 14 2003, 10:09 pm

Jennifer Lynn, Your Dad..,

You know him much, better, than the rest of us, we only know him as Ben. But, surely, he must love you, as only a father can.

You are a lucky girl, you will see that to the end, to have father, who we, only know as Ben.

I have heard his love songs, and I think I know, how he feels, I to, have a daughter, and she is far away.

Jennifer Lynn, your name, flows like a song, I know that, with your Father, you have heard a few.

Yet, within his heart, with every beat, I hear your father sing, the best song he ever wrote, was, "I love you, Jennifer Lynn."


Out of here, tears drops, screwing up my key-board making it difficult, to say how I feel about Ben, loving his daughter. Hey, I'm out a here! P.S. he is not crazy, just a songs-smith, revealing his heart!
Ben ( -- Saturday, August 16 2003, 09:42 pm

Martin, thank you for........

Martin, thank you for your encouraging comment on Jennifer Lynn! I do really, really appreciate it very much, and I'm glad you could relate to this one!
Jennifer Lynn Laney ( -- Wednesday, July 7 2010, 01:30 am

Thank you as tears flow

I really needed to read that now more than ever.Thanks so much Martin I am mising my Dad so much now more than ever ecause i can't pick up the phone and call....
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