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Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Daughter is a Daughter

                               BBC  poetry  corner                              
                             A Daughter is a Daughter
                                 
                        You have a child
                        In your early years
                        With your eyes
                        Wide open
                        You fail to see
                        Your children grow
                        Up into maturity

                        A daughter is yours
                        For all of your life
                        Even after marriage
                        As a young mans wife
                        But a Son is a Son
                        In his formative years
                        A legacy for you
                        Of heart-break and tears

                        He marries one day
                        The girl of his dreams
                        But the girl that he weds
                        Is not all that she seems

                        Possessive and jealous
                        Of his own mum and dad
                        The love that he gave
                        When he was a lad

                        So the adage is true
                        Of the wise ones of old
                        " A daughter
                        is a daughter
                        for all of her life
                        A Son is a son
                        Till he takes a wife"

                        Peter Wicks  2008

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