You Are My Daughter

You Are My Daughter

A Poem by Robert
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My Daughter

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You are of me every filament

You are everything I will never be

You have never let me down and

     have always lifted me up higher

You are strong in your spirit of life

     but tangibly not as most are.


I am of you every filament

I am everything you will never be

I have never wanted to let you down

     but the day will come when I do

I am not as strong as you in spirit

     but tangibly I am more than most.


I am determined to see to it that I

     do not lose you

You are determined to see to it that you

     will not give up

I am the voice of reason and logic

You are the voice of hope and faith.

© 2016 Robert


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This is one of the most beautifully-stated messages I've read about a father-daughter relationship. Here's what makes your tribute especially appealing: You do not place yourself above your daughter, or she above you. I love the way you present each of your strengths, yet without any hidden tones of comparison or judgment. Your message uplifts you BOTH in separate & unique ways, this being culminated in the last 2 lines which are awesome. Any daughter would be totally blessed to have such a father.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Robert

3 Years Ago

Tis is a very nice and thoughtful review. I really appreciate this.



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"I am determined to see to it that I do not lose you." This poem to me can be summed up by this line for she is an endless part of you. Hope and faith are in themselves endless to one who believes.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

Thank you for the review Palewriter.
lovely poem to your daughter and the opposing forces within the two of you that build a determination to always be together :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

Thank you Richard.
A very close bond was evident throughout, and beneath that was an even deeper caring. Very interesting poem, as the contrast between the first two stanzas worked wonderfully. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

Thank you Emma for your kind review.
Beautiful thoughts, Robert. A daughter, after all, is very special in a father's life. We try to do our best for them, sometimes you succeed and you're happy. I live for those moments. Thank you for sharing these words. :) Rudi

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

You are welcome Rudi and thank you.
Very touching. Is this your daughter in the picture?

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

Yes, Thank you Nicole.
This is so beautiful and sweet, describing the relationship between a father and a daughter (at least it seems that way to me). You are of each other and provide each other with a different perspective, while also holding each other to certain expectations.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

Thank you Barrett for the review.
with reason,logic, hope and faith we will endure and live in love and laughter...a fine write much enjoyed...

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

Thank you Jeannemarie.
together a very strong couple... it's all about balance, isn't it... lovely write, Robert

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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4 Years Ago

Robert, had a been a little more observant i would have seen this in your description that it was fo.. read more
Robert

4 Years Ago

My pleasure FT, and thank you for taking the extra time and reading the explanation.
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4 Years Ago

no problem, Robert... I appreciate it...
Reading this, I felt struck by the hubris of relationships. The constructed alters we create for people who can never live up to the expectations and perceptions placed upon them.

When I reached the final lines, I had to take a step back. And think. Then feel. Sometimes it is difficult to see which lets us down. Unfounded faith or rigid logic.

This was very unexpected. Thank you for the perspective.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Michelle Coleman

4 Years Ago

You're welcome, Robert.

I did read your response to Zoey. Again, I felt surprised by.. read more
Robert

4 Years Ago

I am glad thank you.
Michelle Coleman

4 Years Ago

You're welcome. 😊
I think of the three that I read of yours this is the best in every way. In form, in simplicity , in the thought .

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert

4 Years Ago

Well, I am glad to hear this. I will send you some more read requests as the days go by, and please .. read more

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