My Delightful Daughter

Brighter than a Crystal Chandelier

Chandeliers light up the room,

Sparkling crystal,

Beautiful------- Bright,

That´s how it feels,

When you walk in the room,

YOU......... You light up my life.


Real chandeliers could not

make me feel.

The joy that you bring

To my heart.

Your laughter, your smile,

The love that you show.

YOU............You light up my life.


You light up a room,

like a bright chandelier ,

You don´t even know

That you do it.

When you were tiny ,

You couldn't have known it,

Your sparkling eyes

and giggling laughter,

Were lighting the room

and my life.


Way back when..... was a beautiful song,

Ain't no sunshine when you´re gone.,


That´s how I feel

When you wave goodbye,

A light goes out

from within my eyes,.

Because you.....

You light up my life.

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Thank you for this poignant work about our daughters. I have the same feelings about my own, and it is so true, that they do light up our lives.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Wow! I´m honoured that anyone should comment so quickly after I pressed ´publish ´.

Thank you so much.


cleaner3 4 years ago

very nice Dim .. love your true feelings of love


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you cleaner3

I appreciate you commenting so often.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

What a lovely, poignant work of art. Great job Dim! I think I need to call my son and tell him I love him.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Aaaw! billybuc. How could I ask for anything better than my poem moving a parent to think of calling his son?

Thank you so much.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

What a wonderful poem to your daughter. Yes like the tierra she wears upon her crown they shine like a lighted chandelier. The beauty of a daughter is every mother and father's crowning delight. I am thankful I have two even though I never see or speak to them, I'm still prayerful that they will return into my life one day before I die.

Dim I feel the love in your words, cherish her forever and keep telling her you love her always. Thank you for this beautiful share, she has grown into a beautiful lady just like her mum. Peace and blessings I send to you this day.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You have described a mother's love for her daughter so well. Sweet poetry.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, Vincent for those kind words.

I´m so sorry you don´t have contact with your daughters. They don´t realise what they are missing.

Peace and blessings back to you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, mckbirdbks,

I lost my own mother to lukemia when I was 10 yrs old,. Somehow my grown up daughter now helps to fill that gap.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh how precious.. our children are our hearts.. I love your poem about your daughter.. they grow up so fast and then they are gone..Bless you

Debbie


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

There's great devotion and love both in your words and heart. Wonderful poem. I just read your comment above. I lost my mother when I was 13. The words you speak of your daughter speak the truth. God Bless.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem about your daughter. Fortunely, mine doesn't live that far away.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Deborah brooks,

I appreciate your lovely comment


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks so much rcrumble,

God bless you too.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello Mhatteroo,

I also am now living near my daughter but 3000 miles from my son.

It used to be the reverse.

Such is life.

I appreciate you taking thetime to comment. Thank you.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Awww - I love your use of the word chandelier as an image for the joy your daughter brings your life. Nice job - and so touching!


Janhorner 4 years ago

Hi, with tears in my eyes, this is beautiful. Voted up,

Jan


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, Marcy,

Wonderful compliment from you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi janhorner,

Sorry to bring tears to your eyes , although I must say it feels like a wonderful compliment when I write something that moves another persons´emotions.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Your daughter must be so honored by this tribute to her and the joy that she brings to your life! So very sweet and touching! Voted beautiful.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. This poem is precious! I am so happy to see a mother who loves her daughter so.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi peggy W,

Thank you for such a lovely comment.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi suzettenaples,

Your comment is most encouraging. Thank you.

Take care.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

You light up my life

You give me hope

to carry on

You light up my days

and fill my nights with song

Your beautiful tribute poem inspired that Debby Boone smash hit from the 70s , Dim. And to be honest about it, your words evoke deeper feelings than the pop hit does. A son is a son till he takes a wife but a daughter is a daughter all her life. Awesome and beautiful have never been more appropriate for a poem.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

I remember that lovely song, Alastar. I hope my poem doesn´t seem like I´ve stolen lines , though.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Not at all Dim, I even like yours much better.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

This is so beautiful Dim. The love for your daughter really does shine through, it is such a special love. Is that an actual picture of your daughter? She is indeed beautiful, just like her mother, inside and out. You have a beautiful heart Dim. Naturally voting up and pressing those buttons too.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello acaetnna,

Thank you so much for the lovely comment.

The top pic is my husband holding our daugher as a baby and yes, the bottom one was taken on her wedding day.

Take care.

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