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Learning to Love

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azblond
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Searching along lifeís roads I finally found you.
Like a gift, I opened my eyes to see yours
So bright and blue, filled with wonder and awe.
I wrapped you inside the shell of my heart
And with your guidance, learned how to love.
I found what it is to give and expect nothing,
How to relish in the joy of anotherís happiness.
At times I have learned how much joy you get from the heartbreak of letting go.
I was taught through you the simple joys of life
Songs in the rain
Snowball fights in the bitter cold
Drinking warm cocoa with marshmallows on top.
You loved me when I first awoke in the morning
No make up or fancy clothes.
Often you were the first to kiss me hello.
Your smiles chased away any sadness in my heart.
I watch you sleep at night for the simple joy
Of hearing you breathing.
Before I met you I was a shallow person who thought only of herself.
You have shown me that I was never complete until the day you came my way.
You are simply the most wonderful gift in this life, or any other.
You are my daughter.


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For sometimes when the Darkness falls, we must surrender, take what is ours, and give what we can, and always remember love is somewhere waiting...

© Copyright 1999 MiChelle Van Vleet - All Rights Reserved
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If there is a warmer tribute to family written than this, I haven't seen it. Beautiful, Azblond.
azblond
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The Steamy Desert


2 posted 08-06-99 11:12 PM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

Coming from you Balladeer, I am truly flattered. I'm a bit insecure about my free verse...so your words are more appreciated than you know.
wayoutwalt
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didnt really notice it was free verse till you said so it flows so well azarella
Sally S.
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Very nice...the kind of poem that makes your heart smile.
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Wonderful tribute to a special relationship!
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