Letter to my Daughter

daughter

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Daughter of mine,

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You may never read this letter.

but I hope someday when I am gone,

you will find it, and read it,

and understand our bond.

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There are things I should tell you.

Why is it always so hard to say?

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How I admire you, and wonder at your strength.

How you worked so hard at school, and now college.

And never complained, never gave up.

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How calm and fair you are,

(not sure that came from me!)

How complex and intelligent you are,

without any arrogance.

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How tall and graceful you became,

Wavy hair so glossy, natural, untamed.

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How unassuming is your beauty,

not falsely applied.

Your purity of heart shines with the light inside.

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Song lyrics and harmonies flow from you like a river

You sing like a songbird freed after the Winter.

If only you knew how my heart full with pride

beats in unison with yours when performing on stage.

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But as I try to praise you,

the words just won’t come.

It’s just not our way,

We just don’t do emotion.

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So I’m saying this out loud to the stratosphere,

To the moon, to the stars,

To all that will hear.

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I love you, my daughter.

You are wondrous and unique.

My firstborn, my teacher,

My own masterpiece.

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You are powerful, you are magical,

Yes, more than you show.

I hope when you read this,

These things you will know.

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With love always,

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Your loving Mother x