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To my daughters

To my girls
I want you to know
That I see you
As equals on every level
Not just my daughters
My little pink princesses
I see you as young women
Powers within this world
With oceans to offer
A lifetime still to learn.

Live your lives
As though I was still with you
Be free and fearless
For you can see
Life is so short
Take all opportunities
And shape them to your dreams
You have all the tools
And I will be watching over you
Be good to one another
There are only two of you
The strength between sisters
Is a bond for life.

Your analytic minds
Will help you make good decisions
Fair and just rewards will ensue.
Your radiating hearts
Will gift you many friendships
Maybe special love
All in good time.

You will never be alone
For you have a deep sense of self
This will be fortified
With my passing
Your feet firmly planted
Will serve you well
Balancing the ups and downs
because that's how life is.
Always be true to yourself
Life will be true to you too.
Do not mourn my death
I am not going far away.

My illness has progressed
My time is nigh
There is a greater plan
One we cannot see
But we have had a great life
As mother and daughters
Our journeys together
live on in our memories.

My loves
I will hold you safe
In my heart
Now and forever
I will always be with you.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2011 6:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Walayee Whitlock's contest "If I Only Had 1 Day To Live". Long list of winners so glad to see your name among them Eiken. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 9:22:00 PM
    Eiken, congratulations on winning in Walayee's contest with this great entry. This has been a pleasure to read.

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 9:08:00 AM
    Awesome job Eiken, good to see your most worthy poem at the top. Congratulations on your poem's honored third place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 8:35:00 PM
    Great write and exactly what a mother would say if she had your gifted pen. Congratulations. Love, Joyce.

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 5:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on the third place win in the contest of walayee, Eiken

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 5:42:00 PM
    Congrats Eiken on your wonderful win in Lay's contest with this touching entry luv.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Lovely eiken, now i know how you understood my poetry so well, these very words i would tell my daughters, very intense and positive notes here...sunkan

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 1:46:00 AM
    A great tribute to your daughters,Eiken.I also had similar feelings when I wrote 'To My Child'.Thanks for congrats.

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 8:03:00 AM
    Sweet and tender touching piece Eiken.. daughters are such fun.. I have five boys so am enjoying your poetry on these lovely lasses.. with luv..

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 7:42:00 AM
    Very moving verses, Eiken, my friend! Are you ill or is this only fictive in your write? Enjoyed the read today and a great tribute to yout daughters...Gert

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:32:00 AM
    Very touchy, moving and very inspirational and encouraging thoughts for your daughters. Eiken

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:20:00 AM
    Eiken, in some cultures women still take a back seat to men. I like the way your offer words of empowerment to your daughters. This is a very inspiring poem for young women. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:07:00 AM
    always a difficult task to deal with 'moving on'..... you've given us .a very moving poem and well-written....I sincerely hope that it is not factually based, Eiken......but if it is, allow me to offer my wishes Syd