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Because You Are My Daughter

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Mother_Earth
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0 posted 12-27-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mother_Earth


Because You Are My Daughter

Is it because she is my daughter
That she should always be wrong
If she is like me she will try harder
But never sing the right song.

How can she never get it right
But with him, her trust and feeling grow
And she loved with all her might
So she worked hard to make it true

I carried her under my heart
A love only a mom can understand
Wanting only the best from the start
And prayed for the perfect man.

He was her choise & they grew together
It was love for both & Two became one
So many changes for them to weather
She tried the hardest before it was over

Because she is my daughter
I want to make it all alright
Take away the pain like any mother
Oh, how I tried with all my might!

She changed in every way to please him
Two babies, a job, a home, a dog
Stress of being wrong 90% of the time
"I'm sorry" became her song

Because she is mine, it will never be good
I cry for her and want to hold her
To find the peace I never could
Break the chain because she is my daughter
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Nan
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1 posted 12-28-2000 12:09 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

If only we could fix everything for them - Wouldn't it be wonderful?  Your sentiments are so true, M.E.... Welcome to Passions - Check your email for a specia greeting..
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 12-28-2000 12:38 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

MotherEarth~
Oh, when we rock the cradle - we mothers truly do it for life.

We hold them and want opportunities for them that we either didn't have or didn't have the chance to have ...

And in a perfect world - we would want to shield them from everything that would harm them -

It is, of course, not a perfect world, mom -
so we watch with aching hearts when they make decisions that we feel aren't right for them -

We can let them know we are here for them
and support them with our love ...
and we can catch their tears when they fall ...
but ... they must cry them for themselves.

I understand what you're saying - and *hugs* to you for being a caring and loving mom.

This is beautifully written with love.
~*Marge*~





~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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3 posted 12-28-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

being a daughter? and having a daughter...the best that I can offer? is HUGS.
Lone Wolf
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4 posted 12-28-2000 05:16 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

M_E,

Wonderfully written and tenderly expressed first post from you.  I knew you could do it!!  It is never easy to step aside and watch our children make their own mistakes and learn for themselves, but there is no other way.  All you can do is be there for the sweet one you write of.  She is a gem and has more support than you think.  Love her, dry her tears, and help her learn, Mom.  She is an angel among us I know.  You have done a great job here with the writing and your daughter.    

HUGS to you both,
LW



Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats

[This message has been edited by Lone Wolf (edited 12-28-2000).]
Butterflies_dont_cry
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5 posted 12-28-2000 07:07 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

~Because You are My Mother~

It is because she is my mother
That Iíve decided itís time for Me
Time to stand without leaning on another
Decided I canít step back and let it be
~*~
Sheís soothed with her gentle hand
Dried the tears with her patient heart
Explained life never goes as planned
And itís never to late for a new start
~*~
Itís because she is my mother
That I will succeed if I try
Listening to my voice before another
And itís ok if I need to stop and cry
~*~
Donít do as I do but as I say
Within you lay the answers you seek
The regret of not trying doesnít go away
Because Iím her daughter Iím not weak
~*~
It is because she is my mother
Iíll walk past my uncertainty and fear
Because she loves me like no other
Iím  proud when I see her eyes in my mirror
~*~
The words never came easy to express
Just how much I love her for all sheís done
Giving her all and never any less
Because of her Iíve wings to fly in the sun
~*~

I love you mom...and this is the only way that I could tell you how much this means to me...see I knew you could weave, who do you think I got it from! And to have your first one in so long be for me...I will never forget this gift...I love you and I know you are with me...no matter where you are~
EagleOne
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6 posted 12-28-2000 08:09 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Your love for her shows through in this special gift to your Daughter. I know she will be touched greatly by this. And yes! she has indeed inherited her Mothers talent for weaving the feelings that flow from her heart.   Take care!

"The heart and soul have no illusion of boundries when friendship is the quest"
~ My Angel.

Janet Marie
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7 posted 12-28-2000 08:40 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I carried her under my heart
A love only a mom can understand
Wanting only the best from the start
===================
Mother Earth this is such a wonderful gesture of love and this poetic exchange touches me deeply.
You have given her a significant gift by this your first post being for her and I know it speaks volumes to her...
her poetic reply says it all...
one of the truest gifts of writing is that it allows us to put into words and to speak our heart to someone when we might not be able to say it with our spoken words.
Wonderful, sincere, writing Mother...
"Welcome" to Passions   ... we cant ever have too many butterflies in the forums.
I personally look forward to seeing more of your gift.
take care
jm

Some people find subtlety in strangers
if you find anything~let me in
Your eyes~you see everything
my eyes~I see it all together now~and I know
Irish Rose
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8 posted 12-28-2000 08:56 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Welcome to Passions!

"Every man dies.
Not every man truly lives."
Braveheart


Charisma
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9 posted 12-28-2000 09:21 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

I know all about being a mom too
know all about it.
and you captured these feelings very well.

Welcome to passions, with this wonderful entrance.

((hugs))
Charisma
Mark Bohannan
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10 posted 12-28-2000 11:04 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Welcome to Passions "officially" now as the poet that we all knew was in there.  When a piece of poetry comes from the heart straight to the pen as this piece has then it has the power and intensity that will forever leave it's mark and not just on the heart of that wonderful butterfly daughter of yours.  It is easy now to see where she gets not only her talent but her strength and her caring heart.  Nothing makes me smile more than to see a parent and a child bond closer and closer as time goes on and you two have definitely been doing that it appears.  Lovely write for and from lovely souls.

A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.
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Mother_Earth
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11 posted 12-28-2000 03:34 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

Nan: Thanks for the very kind words. And I love what you did to my e-mail poem!

Marge: Thank you for the encourgement and understanding. I am sure I will "call" on you for more help.

Serenity: Thanks for the hug, I need all I can get!

Lone Wolf: Thank you and yes I did it, but it was like giving birth. Does it get easier?

My Butterfly: What can I say except I love you and want only the best for you and the kids. It is so hard to let you go and fly all by yourself! I will try!

Eagle One: Thank you for reading & thanks for your kind words. I hate to see her fly alone & me not there to catch her if need be.

Janet Marie: Thanks for the kind words. I know my butterfly has many wonderful friends, and you SS, one of the best.

Irish Rose: Glad to be here

Charisma: Sometimes I think I am the only mother on earth then remember my mom had to put up with me. I need that "hug" and thanks!

Mark Bohannan: Thank you for the welcome and such kind words. As you can see, I love that child & wish her the best.

              Thank you one and all from Passions for the warm welcome.  I have enjoyed all of your poems so much.  
LngJhnAg
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12 posted 12-28-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Whew - This is really emotional for me.  I am so thankful that I am the perfect son-in-law for some mother out there.  It must be horrible for all those other daughters - just horrible - lol.  I love your poem.
Mother_Earth
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13 posted 12-28-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

LngJhnAg: We always find some one elses son-in-law. You must be the only good one, right? No, he isn't so bad, but too late changing.  He did give me 2 wonderful grand kids.
Thank you for the comments.
Sunshine
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Mother Earth...I could have [and did] written this one...that they would only learn from our mistakes, hey?

Just keep on doing what you can...she will eventually know you did your best, and that she is doing her best, too....

a warm WELCOME to Passions....
Irish Rose
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15 posted 12-28-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

  I had to come back now that I've got the time for a proper reply to these lines:

"Stress of being wrong 90% of the time
I'm sorry" became her song

Because she is mine, it will never be good
I cry for her and want to hold her
To find the peace I never could
Break the chain because she is my daughter"

You know, I'll tell you something, this is (crying here) this is.....me and were my mother alive I know she would do this.

All I can muster up right now is God bless you for these feelings of encouragement and don't you let this girl be sorry for anything, make her feel right 90% of the time.  Oh, go for 100%  she probably has to make up for apologies she never should have said.  God bless.




"Every man dies.
Not every man truly lives."
Braveheart


Mother_Earth
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16 posted 12-28-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

Sunshine: Thank you for the words of wisdom. She is stronger than I will ever be.  Thanks for the welcome.

Irish Rose:  As her mom, I think there should be one more thing I could do or one more thing to say or one more tear to wipe away or one more piece to pick up.  She is tough, though.  Thanks for the thoughts.
Sven
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17 posted 12-28-2000 07:45 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Welcome mother earth. . . this is a wonderful poem. . . and shines like a light in the darkness. . .

Looking forward to reading more from you. . .  

--------------------------------------------------------

That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Mother_Earth
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18 posted 12-28-2000 07:49 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

sven: Thank you for the kind words. This is a great place to try my wings.
Martie
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19 posted 12-28-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mother Earth...what a beautiful and touching poem...I am so glad you posted it here...and the reply from a certain butterfly completed a loving circle of family...Welcome to Passions.
Mother_Earth
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20 posted 12-28-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

Martie: Thank you. I like the thought of being a circle----no end or begining and all within.
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a touching write
 
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