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My Daughter

My daughter,
I don't want you to be perfect
I just want you to be you.
Be proud and love yourself
and only then, I'll love you too.
A lot of beauties in the world,
but none of them are good as you.
Be virtuous and be wise
and to your very self, be true

My daughter,
The world is ugly and full of hate,
show the beauty and love in you.
The world is broken and full of pain,
give your smile and the joy in you.
I raised a jewel, costlier than diamond,
my greatest achievement is having you.
Be confident and proud,
I'll gladly give my life for you.

Style / type: 
Free verse
Editing stage: 
Content level: 
Not Explicit Content

Comments

it is very nice to meet you. welcome to the home of Neopoet! my name is Cat. may I suggest a title change of,( "To My Darling Daughter" or "Dear Daughter", as you are addressing the poem to her.)
this poem is full of love, observations and enlightened instruction. my favorite lines are:

give your smile and the joy in you.
I raised a jewel, costlier than diamond,
my greatest achievement is having you.

this poem was a pleasure to read. I hope to see more of you work!

*hugs, Cat

When someone reads your work
And responds, please be courteous
And reply in kind, thanks.

Thank you so much for your comment dear friend. Thanks for your suggestion. I'm happy to meet you, Cat.

author comment

Hello

I'm glad to say that your poem emphasizes the love of a mother to her daughter.
More grace to your ink.

"Words are currency of ideas and have the power to change world. Ride your pen on the rough road."

Thank u dearest

author comment

Beautifully composed poem. Keep the ink flowing. I believe, she will definitely hearken to this lovely instructions.

"Poetic license
gives
the poets
the free will to
embroider a good tale
and deviate from the established rules of language"~Jackweb

Thank you dearest

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