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My Daughter My Friend

Updated on December 17, 2017

one more week

and you will be here

I already feel

your presence


even before

you first arrived

we connected

on a level

beyond logic

twenty-seven years ago

yesterday

and now

next week

I can once again

hold you

and then

let you go

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    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Shubhangi, what a lovely compliment, to cry. Your feedback is touching and special. Thank you.

      Russ

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      Shubhangi Joshi 

      6 years ago

      Russ, you made me cry.

      What a beautiful, honest and real expression of love and affection for a daughter.The title in itself shows the beautiful bond you share with her.

      I am going to share this poem everywhere I can - twitter, fb and HP

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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      Jennie H 

      9 years ago

      This is lovely Russ. Goose bumps. Thank you for sharing.

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      Lgali 

      9 years ago

      i like this poem

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      9 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Chris, yes, thank you. Same sentiment. He also knows. Regards, Russ

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      9 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Iphigenia, yes, even a week can bring up lots of feelings. Russ

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      Iphigenia 

      9 years ago

      Lovely - I have a daughter of 24 years old, she's gone to visit my mum for a week, and I miss her; She comes home in a week - so this poem resonated deeply for me today. Thanks for sharing.

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Hey Russ

      This poem reminds me of this song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgZftrobqlg

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      9 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks for your comments guys. I am very grateful for the privilege of being a father. I sensed at the beginning that it would be the most significant role I would play in this life and it has been and I guess always will be.

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      maven101 

      9 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Thanks Russ...I know what you feel...that special connection between father and daughter...it never goes away...they will always be Daddy's little girl, to be protected, sharing secrets, laughing together, sharing that special reflective love...

      Larry

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      Tony McGregor 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful, Russ. Thanks for sharing.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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