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My Daughter - in Haiku

Updated on May 2, 2012
2012
2012 | Source


My Daughter in Haiku (or Senryu if you’re being picky)


The haikus below

A chronology of her

Tells my girl-child’s story


Who would have thought it

Something so small, pink and sweet

Could steal a man’s heart


Born a month early

Impatient from the outset

Couldn’t hold her back


Lungs like a dragon

Howled to bring down the heavens

Her will won’t be bowed


Strong and sturdy she

Though didn’t have much to say

Walked before she talked


Frustration not brooked

Crying to bring down the sky

Watching the sparks fly


A sleeping baby

Pure and loving in my arms

Won’t ever let go


Bold, even as a child

Into, onto everything

The world on notice


My heart in a twist

To school with a pony tail

She goes with laughter


Social butterfly

People drawn into her orbit

Don’t want to escape


Laughing and caring

You can feel her honest warmth

Captures people’s hearts


A bigger girl now

Oh no. The ‘Y’ chromosomes

Dad, ever ready


Stunning in prom gown

Where did this woman come from

Where’s my little girl


No pony tail now

College, not too far from home

Too far for dad though


The stark quietude

My wife and I carry on

Oh how we miss her


The house so empty

Suddenly an explosion

The door blasts open


In comes the laundry

Pony tail and girl follows

Empty wallet too


Only been a month

Feels like an eternity

Her laugh fills the house


She’s up to the task

Undergraduate school’s done

But still not enough


A Master’s degree

Willing to stand for the small

Works in Public Health


Barely twenty five

Nurturing the lives of kids

Steadfast, committed


Woman of merit

Her mother and I stand proud

Her grandparents too


Courage unsurpassed

Capable and devoted

Tenacious and true


A woman of grit

Where will the future lead her

Wherever she wants


A man in her life

See ‘Y’ chromosome above

Maybe he’s the one


My role diminished

But my love never to be

Her own life to live



c. 1850
c. 1850 | Source

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado

      Hello Lisa-

      Thanks for dropping by and your kind comments.

      We all try to do the best we can when raising our precious children.

      -DW

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      Lisa Williams 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful account of your daughters life and the love for her that you feel! You seemed to have raised a great person, congratulations! I voted up !

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks Beyond-

      Yes, I'm truly blessed. She's quite a woman.

      -DW

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      "Lungs like a dragon" - it's priceless =) Such a gorgeous story, to be continued...