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Mother and Child

and she said Yesterday,I lived for thoughts and dreams but today I live in my daughter's happiness All my goals I left behind to watch her reach her own All my friends I do not see,to stay with her at home Money might get tight,but what is money compared to pure joy of a child What is money compared to her almond eyes Success lies dormant on shelves for years to come But what is success compared to first giggles to first steps, first mouthfuls and her little grabs Compared to gurgles and babbles to first time she calls me mama and hold on to my hands What is beauty in the world compared to a pearl This innocent child,a coloured coral petite pretty girl Yesterday,I lived for thoughts and dreams But today I live in my daughter's happiness I had my days of wine and chocolate eclaires roses on doorstep,unsigned love letters with spiced cologne and enticing words Today I live in my daughter's shadow To watch her live her own dream I watch her bloom in autumn gardens from princess of hearts become queen Tomorrow I will not be here She might not get to see the white of my hair the wrinkle in my smile But,today she knows I love her long more after petals wither long more after a mother's hug fades long after I shine from the sky.
Dedicated to my beloved Christina with love Happy first birthday wrapped with barney hugs and Winnie the pooh kisses :-$:-|B-)

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop

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  1. Date: 10/31/2014 3:37:00 PM
    The love for a child should always supersede the love for ones self....fantastic piece.... I love the mother daughter picture...hugs Tim xox

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    Date: 10/31/2014 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She s in her halloween dress but made me wear her hat..Doesnt show wearing her witch hat : ).Tnks for the nice comment : )
  1. Date: 10/12/2014 7:29:00 PM
    This great poem reminds me of the daughter I never had. I always wondered what it would be like and now I know. Thanks so much for letting me know. Jim Horn

  1. Date: 9/18/2014 4:31:00 PM
    You just stole my heart, it is yours to do with what you will. There is nothing more important to me than my two daughters. What an amazing write. Thank You.

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:59:00 PM
    Bah...MAA ( Mother ) I love you , I love others for you , you are only source of my LOVE...Best wishes to you and dear Christina from soul...Long live every Mother and Daughter in the universe................

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:52:00 PM
    This poem is glorious, just vital and beautiful with what is so valuable in life......the mother-child bond is unlike any other kind of love, it cannot be compared. Just beautiful.....and I have just now listened to Drake's archives......your voice puts such a smile into my day! (I wasn't home to hear the live version.....but I can thankfully catch up on his show!) You are the beauty of the soup !!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:49:00 PM
    You put two big-big tears flowing my eyes. What a beauty! What a feeling! I can relate to every one of your lines ... even today, being "my Cami" 21 yeard old, I too"live in her shadow" Give a huge kiss on your Princess' tiny nose from uncle Ruben : P ... Belated happy b-day to Christina! Another fav!

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 9:22:00 AM
    SO LOVELY, Charma! And so true. You don't know how much I miss having little ones around the house. Mine aren't so little anymore...:( This poem makes me want another baby!

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 5:59:00 AM
    Beautifully conceived Charma. Your words convey such depths of love.

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 10:45:00 AM
    I was swept away in this powerful and lovely expression of unconditional love... made me think of my grown up daughters...going in my faves :)

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Hi Charma, it's a beautiful poem and dedication... Happy first birthday to Christina..xox..PD

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 5:50:00 AM
    - Oh ... this touches my heart! - BEAUTIFUL!! - Have a great weekend, Charma & Christina . - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 3:13:00 PM
    a charming, sweet token for lovely christina, charms... she is surely a doll!....fantastic write!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:32:00 AM
    Happy happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. What an amazing mother you have to be. This will be a poem for your sweet daughter to treasure forever. Give it to her at a very special time when she can appreciate it, Charma.

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 12:03:00 PM
    I love this poem of yours, dear Charma! And I know that when dear Christina can read, she will treasure this in her heart always-- such beautiful and heartwarming sentiments that really overflows with your love for her-- she is so blessed to have you for her mom-- and she takes after you in beauty and I know she is also so beautiful in the inside-- I was smiling throughout this lovely poem :) sending you both hugs!

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:39:00 AM
    A very beautiful poem resonating a tender touch. Nice metaphoric contrast used in this poem.

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:39:00 AM
    A very beautiful poem resonating a tender touch. Nice metaphoric contrast used in this poem.

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 6:40:00 AM
    Ahh!! Enjoyed reading your poem honoring the child..It is a hard time of life when one is rearing children..It is hard but the most important job of a woman's life..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 2:41:00 AM
    I enjoy reading this deep message

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:12:00 PM
    A heart warmth and glorious and beautiful poem! I feel the happiness in voice, by reading your words. Very well written poem, straight from the heart, that is what I love. THe simple and complex sacrifices you take to love your little daughter, a true mother and beautiful relationship you have with your little girl! I love it Charma! Huggs and kisses and love all around for you and your daughter!!! xoxoxo!!! :) - Have a good birthday celebration for your daughter Christina! Love everywhere!!! :)

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 2:25:00 PM
    This poem is utterly beautiful and priceless I will fav it, and also share it with my beautiful daughter, your one amazing lady Charmaine, and your soul is of the utmost value to God, you are blessed, love peace friendship xxx