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Given a Name - A Haiku

Updated on April 28, 2013
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1/10/13

You have a strong name
Limitless, defined by you
You choose what it means

Like a lovely bow
Decorating a package
It hides gifts inside

We're given a name
To begin our journey with
To bend to our will

The name knows no bad
No failure and no limits
It waits for your choice

Prepared for the best
It follows you faithfully
Never turning its back

Yes I chose your name
And the lessons I taught you
But you chose your path

Nothing defines you
Every choice helps to form you
Always room for change

Hear this and be strong
Happiness and Peace are keys
All else are just traps

You have a strong name
Limitless, defined by you
Yes, only you chose.


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    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you for the free blessings Jo Goldsmith11. We are honored.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      3 years ago

      The most beautiful message a parent can give to their child as

      *further life instruction*. Awesome, beautiful and interesting.

      Up all the way for sure. Blessings always for you and your child. :-)

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      Lissette 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      What a wonderful comment, thank you Motherofnations. I have always felt blessed to be hers. I hope that you are right...

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      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Another beauitful poem... You must be such as loving mother and strong woman and I'm sure you have passed these qualitites on to your "legacy"... Your daughter is blessed to have you and you to have her... May God bless you and your baby girl abundantly, in Jesus' name...

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very nice to meet you manatita44. Thank you for reading it... you are right, it was written in the spirit of pure love.

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      manatita44 

      4 years ago from london

      Wonderful message in a true spirit of love.

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      newenglandsun 

      4 years ago

      I looked it up. It's the French spelling of Elizabeth.

      http://www.behindthename.com/name/lisette/comments

      Elizabeth which ultimately means...

      http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/elizabeth

      http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/lissette

      Nothing about a "queen of lilies".

      And the name Kennedy...

      http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/kennedy

      There is a Kennedy River. And Lily is a lovely nickname for Lissette so that may be where the confusion came.

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you for visiting, reading, and complimenting Wetnosedogs... love your handle :)

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Hello again Suzette... This young lady is my heart and soul. I am glad that you enjoyed the work.

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Hello Daniel... It seems like a lot of pressure to be a promise. Thankfully, I do not really feel pressure. I am sure I am not a promise tho except maybe to my daughter.

      I am not too impressed with the definitions for hers that you found but someone gave me a mug that I liked that says that her name is of unique origin and means 'a powerful river'. I am sticking to that.

      My entire name translated means Queen of the Lilies. It figures that I would have a river, a water source to call home that gives me life. :)

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      wetnosedogs 

      4 years ago from Alabama

      Greatly written and beautiful.

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful tribute to your daughter. Beautiful poems!

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      newenglandsun 

      4 years ago

      I looked up the meaning of both your names.

      Lissette means "God's promise" or "God is my oath".

      Kennedy apparently means "helmet headed" or "ugly headed" but "helmet headed" sounds so much better way to describe your daughter. She's tough, not ugly.

      My name means "God is my judge". Continuing on my full name, "God is my judge, twin, bright renown".

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      The curiosity does not bother me. Her name is Kennedy.

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      newenglandsun 

      5 years ago

      What is her name? Sorry for the curiosity.

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Hi Philly. Thank you. I love her so!

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      Jose Velasquez 

      5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Great message for your daughter, and she looks just like you.

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      You are right Rambansai, only to me death is not peace. It is just stillness. Stillness of breath and life. I will not know if it is peace for a soul until it is my turn but we can obtain happiness, composition, and peace in life. If this is the case, if we do carry intangibles with us when we die, we can come close to ensuring peace.

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      Ram Bansal 

      5 years ago from India

      I would rather say, 'Happiness and composition are keys ...', for the peace directs toward death, the ultimate peace.

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you so much Cyndi for your kind, sweet words to me. Lifting my daughter up is the best job I have ever been given. It is very nice to meet you.

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      What lovely haikus for your daughter. She will always be able to hold onto what you have written for her, lifting her and carrying her through whatever may come her way. What a wonderful gift to your daughter from her very gifted mother.

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you so much Vicki. I love this girl beyond measure. The pics are like my mini museum of art. I enjoy searching for the one I think fits best. Always a joy to see you Vicki. Thank you again.

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      Vickiw 

      5 years ago

      Hi Moms-Secret, love your haiku, and the love that shines through it. Also, your pictures are perfect.

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Debbie, you have earned your right to be sure of yourself. Go ahead and break your limits.

      I am so grateful that others enjoy my writing in a way that I can't even begin to explain but when I am writing and posting, I almost forget that others will be judging it soon. So it doesn't not influence my choices.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mom I love your collection of Haikus .. You need a great job.. I have done a few but I haven't posted .. guess not sure of myself yet.. lol

      I will watch your wonderful work..

      Debbie

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Frank. I love seeing you. A name does outlive us.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      I like this little collection of Haikus based solely on giving a name.. and it's funny because the name you give stays with you beyond life.. look at the grave markers.. the names stay long after you're gone.. love this group of writings Moms :)

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Scarface - I am glad that you have found me and that you enjoyed the work. I hope to see more of you. Of coarse I will visit you. Thanks for the personal invite... very vip-ish.

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Mhatter, what a wonderful complement. I am so happy that you could enjoy it. I have to admit, it took a lot of counting and rephrasing. :)

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      James-W, you are absolutely right. The children are a unique, life changing gift.

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you for visiting Erin. I had no idea that you read me. :D

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      Scarface1300 

      5 years ago

      I do love Haiku but even more so when a number are put together to form a longer story. I have 3 that I have done similar. 1- Childish vs Adultish. 2- Divided. 3- Heaven vs Hell. The latter is my personal fav. I would appreciate your comments on these if you could make the time. I do love your haiku and give a huge thumbs up to this lovely work. Up and Beautiful................................. Chris

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Masterfully done. Forming individual haiku into a meaningful poem. Thank you

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      You are welcome.Kids are the ones who make us smiling and look at the sunny side of life when we are down..real treasure.

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      Erin 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful as always... :)

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      James, happy to see you again. She is my treasure. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Xstatic, what a lovely comment. That others may find it... what an inspiring thought. I hope it finds her when she needs it.

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      Lissette 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Writinglover. Always nice to see and inspire you. The pictures... one is how I see her and the other is her. :D

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome and beautiful ode to your treasure.I like it.Thanks for sharing.

      Have a nice day.

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      What wonderful advice to your child, to any child. I'm sure she will treasure this.

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      As always, a wonderful hub and quite inspiring I might add. Loved your pictures. Voted awesome! :)

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