Listen One, Listen All

Listen One, Listen All

A Poem by Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

for Ja'Vonni


listen one, listen all

lend me your ear...

bring your slim, your round

your small, your tall

i have something you all must hear

without further ado

i bring to you

the content of this speech

i'm speaking of an angel

yes, an angel

the one we soon shall meet

her appearance exactly,

well, of that i'm not too sure

but i know her mind and body

comes untainted

so, we must only teach things that are pure

about entering the world,

i don't know

if that is what she's ready to do

she is my daughter

i am her dad

this will always be true

and to all of the one's

who chose to listen...

i thank you

you now know

i'm no longer one---

i'm two


© 2013 Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

Author's Note

Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)
Wrote this for my unborn daughter when i was 18, she is a beautiful young lady now. Hollywood I hope you enjoy reading it! ;)

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An experience I wish I had, but do have a daughter by marriage to love and protect from boys. Splendid read and write.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

7 Years Ago

Thank you... and it's that love and protection of them that makes us feel important. Though, watchin.. read more
Brandon S. Whitten

7 Years Ago

Yes, have a grandson now and want to sheild him from everything.
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

7 Years Ago

If only we could.
Loved the sentiment and feeling in this. It's a lovely piece for your little girl and I am sure she is proud of her father.

"i'm no longer one---
i'm two"

Those lines really capture the overall. Beautiful wording. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

7 Years Ago

Thank you, for reading it, Rogue. I am always humbled by your approval.

7 Years Ago


Not quite sure why, but I do appreciate your kind words to me. And it is my ple.. read more
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

7 Years Ago

Well, the reason being... you are one of my favorite writer's here. You write from a sincere place a.. read more
Random review here... "you now know/i'm no longer one---/i'm two" This really touched me :) It's always amazing to see a father actually speak on being a father and not just a dad. You portrayed that in this poem and I enjoyed it very much!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

7 Years Ago

Thank you, for the great review. I glad it was able to translate my passion for fatherhood.

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3 Reviews
Added on June 9, 2013
Last Updated on June 10, 2013
Tags: fatherhood, family, children


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

Oblivion's edge, OH

Been here for some time... My work is my life. Read and I hope you enjoy. I will return the sentiment. more..