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Poetry On Odyssey: To My Future Daughter

Will you be strong like your papa/Or maybe a smart ass like your ma

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This poem was in my small book of poems I keep; I always wondered what it would be like to grow up and have a daughter to see who she would be, so taking this idea I wrote this poem.

To My Future Daughter

I wonder my dear child who your father shall be like


I hope he's tall enough that he's filled every day with humble and joy


That he will take your hand and raise you right


While being the knight in shining armor you need


I pray he tucks you in and says your amen's every night


I wonder how your eyes will appear


Should they be browning almonds on top of a fresh pastry


Or oceans of blue and green cascading onto the shore to meet your feet


Maybe they will ooze with the beauty of caramel


Will you be strong like your papa


Or maybe a smart ass like your ma


Will your hair have ringlets or curls,


like a perfect orchestra that is playing in tune


Or straight as the tip of a wooden board


Will your skin be as white as a snow


Brown as the perfect milk chocolate bar


Or as dark as the beautiful sand in the Hawaiian Islands


Will your smile be the light in the day someone needs


Following with the kindness that bleeds


Dear Remmy Oliver I hope you love me,


I sure will,


Your one day mum

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.
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Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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