If You Were My Daughter

*Disclaimer This poem is not a reflection of any of the Mothers that may read and follow this blog. Its creation was kindled by a friend’s poem and stories I have heard from two friends. Thank you!
If You Were My Daughter

I would have held you close to me
at every stage of your life…
if you were my daughter

I would have played show and tell with my love for you
instead of leaving you to impress me…
if you were my daughter

I would have made you laugh
instead of hushing you…
if you were my daughter

I would have kissed all of scrapes and bruises away
instead of causing them…
if you were my daughter

I would have praise all of your achievements
instead of ignoring your success…
if you were my daughter

I would have cried with you
instead of telling you, you deserved it…
if you were my daughter

I would have nurtured your special spirit…
instead of envying you
if you were my daughter

I would have thrown you a freedom party
instead of blaming you for the divorce…
if you were my daughter

I would have seen your children as perfect in everyway
instead of filling your heart with doubt and worry…
if you were my daughter

I would let you know the pride I feel for you
instead of making you feel shame…
if you were my daughter

I would be your great defender
instead of your infector…
if you were my daughter

I would have taught you to love yourself
instead of not…
if you were my daughter

I would have but I am not your mother
instead I am no one’s mother…
I am simply a daughter

3 replies
  1. Miller Family
    Miller Family says:

    I am tearing up and I love it so much. I am not sure which emotions you stirred up Delaina but I think as long as poetry does that you have done a great job!!

  2. DandKblog
    DandKblog says:

    Thank you Golda. You are my poem cheerleader and I need that right now. I go from feeling confident to scare as hell. It really helps to get your opinion.
    I love you,
    Delaina

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