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Send off to a Daughter - A Poem

Updated on February 24, 2019
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Lakshmi Menon is a published author who writes both fiction and non-fiction. She is also a travel enthusiast.

Poem - Send Off to a Daughter

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a wonderful friend to you. I wrote this poem with tearful eyes when my elder daughter got married and left the house. I know many of you must be parents like me whose daughters left your house to make their own homes, with their life partner. Though it is a happy occasion to see your daughter married off, it is also an emotional time of separation from your daughter.

Farewell Poem

You're the apple of my eyes

You're the aim of my life

I still remember the day

You're born-

The first feeble cry

Pierced through my ears,

When I heard you call me "Ma....."

I felt the entire Universe in my hand!

When I hugged you in my chest,

With all my warmth,

I forgot all my worries and sorrows

That surrounded me like a cage.

Since then I looked forward each day

to see your growth, enthusiastically

Now the long-awaited day has come

To part you with, my lovely child

When you found "your man"

in your life-

You may hardly remember me,

In the threshold of your new life'

But you'll always be in my thoughts,

My sweet and darling daughter,

The love and memories you left behind

will keep me going on......

Some Amazing Mother-Daughter Relationship Quotes

1. One of the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter.

2. I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.

3. No matter how old my daughter gets, she’ll always be my baby girl.

4. She is always a great friend to me with whom I can share anything.

5. There is nothing more powerful than a mother’s love for her daughter and there is nothing more healing than daughter’s gratitude.

How did you feel when your daughter left home after marriage?

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    • lex123 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Hi Neil,

      I'm sure every parent will be going through this. Thanks for your visit.

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi lex, I totally understand how you feel, I cried for ages when my son left home, in fact I get a bit tearful still when he visits then goes, great poem and oh so true!

    • lex123 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks shiningirisheyes for stopping by and commenting. That is the cycle of life!

      Special thanks for voting it up.

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      9 years ago from Upstate, New York

      So touching, this wonderful poem of a Mothers love. She is a lucky daughter and you, a lucky Mom, as well. Reminds me of the poem "A son is a son until he takes a wife, a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life".

      Wonderful poetry

      Thanks for sharing

      voted up

    • lex123 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      I wrote this poem two days after my daughter left. She appreciates it a lot and laughs now.

      I'm more comfortable here in HP than RG, so you will find me here more.

    • sheilanewton profile image


      9 years ago from North Shields, UK

      You lay down your words with such passion, lex. This is really special. Hope your daughter appreciates these words to her. Wonderful poetry.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      The Circle of Life...goes on doesn't it...Nice poem...:O) Hugs G-Ma

    • lex123 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks Irob for stopping by and making a comment. Yes, you're right. Now I have a grandson to look forward to. Also in today's technology world distance is not a question, we can chat on the skype as much as we want every day.

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      9 years ago

      Oh Lex, This is heart wrenching! I dread separation of any kind from my children.. my son is away for a few days and I keep speaking about how I miss him... I understand how this must feel even though you are happy for her.. Best wishes to you and your daughter, my dear. Take care and (((Hugs))) to you.

    • Irob profile image


      9 years ago from St. Charles

      And who will she call when she gets mad at hubbysometime later? And you hasve grandkids to look forward to down the road. Great poem


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