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If I Should Have a Daughter

April 4, 2013
By Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people exsist and that is all." ~Oscar Wilde
"I am a writer quite by accident, the way one my fall and rip a hole in their jeans." ~Blogger H. B. Sachs

If after I am old and grown,
When I have a daughter of my own,
I will sit her down and tell her,
All the things I wish I’d known.

I will tell her all I learned
From touching the fire and getting burned
I will teach her from all my mistakes
And impart the wisdom I have earned.

Yet I know she will not hear me.
Good as my advice might be.
She will look for the knowledge by herself
The knowledge I already see.

But once she is old and grown
She will remember the wisdom I’d known
She will remember as she tells it
To a daughter of her own.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Oct. 3 2013 at 10:48 am
OakwoodCat GOLD, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S. Lewis

This is great!!! I loved that you focused on passing on your wisdom to your daughter... very touching in a weird way... Keep writing!!!

on Jun. 23 2013 at 11:56 pm
DifferentTeen PLATINUM, Seaford, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"There’s no such thing as true love, just spurts of insanity—falling over and over again, thinking that won’t happen to me"

That was my comment by the way, I don't know why my screen name wasn't posted. ^.^

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on Jun. 23 2013 at 11:52 pm
Ahh I got chills on that last line. So very true.   I try to listen to my mother, and anyone my elder for that matter. I value the fact that they have experiences I can learn from, good or bad. Though, sometimes it is difficult to relate to certain pieces of advice, with times being ever changing and all. Well anyway, this was a wonderful, thought provoking piece. I loved every bit of it! I'm enjoying your work.     

on Jun. 12 2013 at 11:05 pm
PhoenixCrossing GOLD, Tinley Park, Illinois
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The topic of this poem is so raw; I love it. The style is cute but the rhyming seems forced.

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on Apr. 19 2013 at 2:36 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I like the irnoy in this poem. It's so true.