The Other Man
by Stephan May (known as Papa Bear)
Today his call came, words filled with love;
From the other man in her life - the only other one;
He spoke of things - Her, Me, The two of us together.
Even though I have entered her life,
Where before he was the only one,
He seems to elate in her happiness and she loves him.
He spoke of the heartache that lies ahead,
The pain she would feel at our separation.
I did not doubt his words one bit, for he is wise.
It happened once before, Another life, Another time.
His life, His time, Her mother.
What is it that they say? Father knows best?
Daddy knows, he knows it is time to let her go.
He hands her freedom to her,
With gentle care and a promise of love.
He will always be there, as I hope, she, too, will be.
I think of how much she loves the other man,
Hopefully as much as she loves me,
Yet in a vastly different way.
After all - I am just me...and he is her Dad.