When Daughter Grows Up

This writer is so proud of her daughter.
This writer is so proud of her daughter. | Source
My daughter at the age of 20.
My daughter at the age of 20.

A daughter over twenty,
Getting on with
Life's goals
Wonder what it
Is like
To be that age again.

A mother still prays,
A mother still stays
With phone near the hand.
Awaiting for all those
Unanswered voice mails
To turn into a real
Connection.

A daughter
So independent
And so responsible.
Dependable and depended
Upon, respecting her
Grandparents who
Raised her in those
Teen years, the years
Of trial and tribulation.

This mother was not always
The first to hear the news
Perhaps daughter did not
Want to be so dependent
On Mom.

But there is such deep
Admiration for the one
Who was born first.
Never to be forgotten
The long labor and delivery.

The long hours of waiting for the

Text message to appear.

It brings such joy

To this mother's

Heart to know that

Her daughter is alright.


Copyright @2012 CMCastro

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CMCastro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA Author

Dear K Kiss, Thanks so much for your comment. My daughter has been a blessing in my life, and now she is almost at the age of 24, I appreciate what she is experiencing. Her path in life, though so different than mine, is an inspiration. I am glad we can be friends. Be patient with time. You and your Mom both will grow closer as you get older.


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K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

It makes my heart swell to read your poem about your darling daughter. As a daughter myself, at 24 I feel like I should give more time to my mom who loves me through and through.


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Dee42 4 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

Oh so true,CMCastro! In a blink of a eye, they grow up. Touching and sweet. Great hub, voted up and across.

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