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The river bank is clam and restful
where I was sitting on a fallen dried tree trunk
brighter sun has become tender 
glistening with golden smile
setting behind the lush green canopy 
I recall the wonderful day you bone
In a sententious cool evening!

I was so impatience and anxious 
To see your little loving face
you wake up me by the first scream 
of your birth 
It was filled with alarm, sweet hopes and temptations to hug
the most wonderful gift apart from 
my son, you loving daughter!

Limelight of my future expectations bone
responsibility with love and care emerged
I guessed, my love, affection and tasks has broaden 
to protect you from evil spirits of the kaleidoscopic society 
just like the grey heron 
sitting under the canopy of water lilies
watching sharply the dangers of predators
while little ones practicing the hunting game, 

Silence broke by a melodious tone of a bird 
roaming over the near surface of the river
Its long dark shadow swinging on the 
light blue dancing waves
depicting the hard side of the future life challenges

I was trying on my best
to equip you with all necessary skills
to overcome future hindrances
with love, care and affection  
It is a never ending spring like this river
my dear daughter
I believe, you will never ever forget
even after my departure from you.


Copyright © Jayaratne Weerakkody

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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 12:15:00 AM
    Jay, Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-) Take care, and enjoy your wonderful days ahead . Always & Forever! **LINDA**

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Excellent. Very touching write. Great to have a daughter in the family and she will be a light of the house. Nice poem. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Hi Jay... Wee..., your poem is very enjoyable, :-) Wishing you a nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Please keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT"

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    Date: 5/11/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, S.K.A.T.. Being received the first response from you I am happy and thank you very much for your splendid comment . I have read some of your poems and really nice and interesting! I will keep in touch and share with you whenever possible > Weera