Come back to me ( Poem )

Me and my daughter
Me and my daughter

Come back to me



Tiny fingers, tender toes,


crimson curls tiny bows.



Fair skin, freckled face


bouncy spirit dressed in lace.



Curly lashes ,sky eyes,


lots of boo boo’s yet hardly cries.



Silly songs, warm cuddles,


puckered lips blowing bubbles.



Wagon rides, drawings in chalk,


telling stories on morning walks.



Ballet shoes, pink tights,


dancing through stage fright.



Kindred spirit, filled with empathy,


were are you my daughter?


Come back to me!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very beautiful. I do not know if you have lost her to death or she is missing or there is a broken relationship, but your poem is very touching.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Faith, I guess you could say all three,,,the relationship we had is broken because the best parts of her are missing, and so I guess it is the death of our relationship. I miss her terribly! Thanks for the vote and share, but I need the faith and prayers as well!


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

wildove5,

Aw, you're gonna make me cry :-( ... but you ladies are just too cute! This makes me think about looking at photo albums; all you can do is think about all the good times and the memories and though it brings a smile to your face, you almost want to cry at the same time. Where does the time go? But something tells me from all the writing you do about your daughter that you have an different kind of appreciation for the relationship you have with her now then you did when she was just a little peanut. It hurts to seem them grow up, but then you get to become her best friend. It's beautiful!

Voted up, awesome and beautiful!

Cat


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Cat, My daughter and I live alone together since she was 8, we did everything together for years. I was her cheerleading coach for years and our house was the gathering place for all her friends. I don't think I was the typical mother, I also wasn't trying to be her best friend. I had strict rules and probably even stalked her a few times to keep her on the straight an narrow. Unfortunately as the years went on we have butted heads more and more. She is now twenty and a mother of a 3yo. There is a lot of stress in our relationship and I can only hope and pray that one day we will look back at this time and have a good chuckle, until then I'm waiting and praying that the fun loving girl I used to know comes back to me!


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

wildove5,

I have no doubt in my mind that the "fun loving girl" will come back. You have too much love and you are an absolute wonderful person and it doesn't take long to realize that. I'll tell you something; when I was a really little girl, I adored my father, he meant the world to me. I sat on his lap and stared at him in amazement. I followed him around and was "Daddy's little girl". As I started growing up and stopped being so little, it seemed like I was at an awkward phase for my dad. I was no longer a "cute little girl" but instead something between a child and an adult and I don't think he knew what to think of me. He was a hard man, very strict and I grew to resent him because I never could quite get that feeling from him that I was "good enough" though he never came out and said it. I resented that he had a tight leash on me, while my brothers had free reigns. From about the age of 13 to 18, I had very little use for my father and found it easier and less painful to keep our communication at a minimum. I thought he found pleasure in confining me, rather than him trying to protect me. I had my son by the time I was 19 and after all of those "natural parental instincts" started kicking in, I started to see my father in a much different light. Of course, I was no longer living with him, he no longer was "controlling" me and I was not only responsible for myself but a whole other human being. I slowly started to choose to have a relationship with my father and it trickled in very slowly until I eventually started to consider him my best friend. Your daughter is still young. I remember reading a long time ago about how our brains are still developing into our mid-twenties and just after I came out of that age group, I could look back and see how much my thoughts, actions, beliefs etc, had changed. I'm sure she appreciates you now, but it will probably all hit her like a ton of bricks over the next couple of years and you will have a beautiful relationship. Just try to hang in there... it's coming, I'm sure!

Cat


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Thank you for sharing that! I once had an older co-worker tell me that her daughter "went away" until she got out of college at around 23yo. She told me to "hang on, it's a crazy roller coaster ride and sometimes it will scare the hell out of you, but she'll come back and we'll be closer than before." I have never forgotten those words and hold onto them! Thanks for the pep talk, I needed that!


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

wildove5,

She'll come around. You have too much love... it radiates. She'll realize one day that you don't doubt her abilities and she'll stop feeling the need to be strong and defensive. I'm sure that has something to do with it. We turn into adults and we want to know that our parents see us as responsible ones. It's only natural to still offer guidance but at her age she'll probably see it as a sign of you doubting her. Hang in there!

Cat


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gaplumber 3 years ago

Excellent!


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epigramman 3 years ago

I read this beauty timeless eternal poetic ode to a mother and daughter and just replaced the 'daughter' with a son and thought of my 'best friend' - my mum and it worked for me. Although in its proper context the words here speak about the pure heart of a great mom and obviously one of the luckiest daughters in the world - and that makes me lucky too in order to have read these lovely heartfelt words - sending warm wishes to you my friend from Colin and his cats who have watched the daybreak and the sunrise this morning over the lake at lake erie time 10:47am


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Thank you very much Colin. It is always a pleasure hearing from you. I wonder though, have you posted any photo's of this lovely lake where you live? It sounds beautiful!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Awesome ! , beautiful and by the way , Yes you can have the poem for a dad and daughter from me to you and your dad !.......Ed ---p.s. And just as Cat says , that little girl will always come back around !


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Horseback,,,, Thank you for taking the time to read my hub and commenting, I truly appreciate it. I pray that cat is right! As each day passes I lose hope, I pray, I cry and then I pray some more. Question: is it really illegal to straight jacket your child to their beds while playing re-runs of The Waltons, Leave it to beaver and little house on the praire until they realize the dynamics of living a rewarding life? Perhaps I will pose this question on the hub! lol Thank you again!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

I'll make a prediction ! One day in the future , she walks back into your life and becomes your best friend ! And you realize all at once that , you did everything right , and she loves and adores you for being her "Mom". Giving her her independence that which she needed so badly ! And on that day you will realize , Its all going to be okay !......:-}


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Horse,,,If that happens,,,,you will be the first to know! Thank you!


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Heartfelt poem which showed a lot of love. I hope things sort out soon with you and your daughter. My own tyrants are still too small to be at that stage yet, but I remember myself at her age.

You walk your own path just because you can, but then when you find yourself you go back.

You also never forget when someone has loved you and been good to you, I am sure she will realise who has always been there for her soon.

Anna :)


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PHILLYDREAMER 3 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

They grow up so fast. My oldest son is 15 and he looks so grown.


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

How beautiful for all mothers to read! Strong and emotional piece!


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Philly and Theater, thank you for stopping by and enjoying my poem to my daughter. Unfortunately the parts I enjoyed most in our relationship are still missing in action. I swear my patience is being tested. When it comes to watching someone struggle through life, making poor decisions one after the other that only worsen their already difficult situation, I want to scream, " Move over and get out of your own way, your blocking yourself from the very view that will set you free!" ( accompanied by a smack across the back of their head) I really do need to work on my patience! lol


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

It has a beautiful rhythm and so concentrated words.This is a real poetry.I give you a standing ovation not only Votes up!


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Thank you James. Your too kind!


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

Awesome poem. Beautiful memories. Crossing my fingers for you!


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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I. Author

Thank you mother!


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is beautifully done, loved the rhymes....totally enchanting. Sometime it doesn't matter how deep the bond, growing up brings with it separation, but love will always find a way.

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