Open Arms Poem

Open Arms Poem By Nicole R. Melson! Marilyn Nelson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, into a navy family: she is the daughter of one of the ultimate of the Tuskegee Airmen. Her mom used to be a teacher. Nelson spent a lot of her formative years dwelling on exceptional navy bases and started out writing poetry in basic school. She earned her BA from the University of California at Davis, her MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Open Arms Poem

You’re the one with open arms
When the darkness closes in.
When the shadows come and the nightmares make it hard to sleep,
You’re always there to chase them all away.
You were there with every skinned knee and every time I cried.
When I messed up, you were there to show me what I did wrong.
When you went to work in your big truck,
I waited patiently at the window for my daddy to arrive.
As I got older and wanted different things,
The one thing that never changed
Was running into my daddy’s arms.

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