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Daughter Poems

Read wonderful daughter poetry on the following sub-topics: birthday, son, forgive me, growing up, father to, inspirational, missing my, mother to, sweetheart, proud of my, i love my and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Dedication to Meals On Wheels People Panagiota Romios Rhyme daughter, age, emotions, inspirational, mother
To my daughter Solomon Ndichu Free verse daughter, abuse, black love, bullying,
Premium Member Poem Love, The Only Why Gregory R Barden Free verse analogy, child, father daughter,
Adieu My Dear Muchacha Shana Punim matthew harris Rhyme daughter, angel, celebration, farewell, father
BEHIND THE MARRIAGE VEIL MATTHEW DELADEM Free verse daughter, africa, anniversary, anxiety, appreciation,
Long In The Tooth Skeptic matthew harris Free verse art, celebration, daughter, growing
Premium Member Poem After I'm Gone Tom Wright Lyric death, heaven, mother daughter,
Metamorphoses Into Poignant Womanhood matthew harris Elegy angel, appreciation, daughter, devotion,
MY FIGHTER Christina Damers I do not know? age, baby, daughter, innocence,
Unconditional Paternal Love Toward Shana Punim matthew harris Ballad appreciation, beautiful, daughter, freedom,
Premium Member Poem Dog Days Of Summer Tom Wright Lyric childhood, children, mother daughter,
Premium Member Poem Suddenly Swans Andrea Dietrich Free verse daughter,
50 Words for Poe: The Woods Lady Labyrinth Free verse love, magic, mother daughter,
Psychopath Boyfriend randy johnson Rhyme boyfriend, daughter, death, fire,
Daddy of mine Chelci Biggs Rhyme daughter, father,
Broken Zaviyah Teague ABC daughter, 11th grade, anxiety, birthday,
Wings Detached Dahlya wise Tanka angel, dad, father daughter,
A decision Amelia Anderson-Dunbar Free verse daughter, abortion, age, baby, change,
Premium Member Poem Farmer's Daughter Richard Breese Limerick animal, anxiety, dad, daughter,
Premium Member Poem Alzheimer's Stole My Father Caren Krutsinger Narrative age, daughter, father, father
Premium Member Poem Expectant Mother Touches her Babe Caren Krutsinger Free verse daughter, baby, birth, blessing, mom,
Premium Member Poem My Daughters Julius Lawrence Light Verse daughter, 12th grade, age, beauty,
Premium Member Poem Unspoken Love Sunlite Wanter Rhyme 9th grade, care, daughter,
The Picture allen beilschmidt sr. Free verse daughter, death, parents,
Premium Member Poem The Prodigal Charles Coon Blank verse celebration, daughter, i am,
Premium Member Poem Mothers day 2019 Gordon Alexander Free verse mother daughter, mother son,
Daddy Dear Evelyn Judy Buehler Haiku angel, family, father daughter,
I see you Woody Francescone Free verse daughter, 12th grade, beauty, character,
A POEM FOR MY MOTHER'S DAY Judy Reeves Prose Poetry 9th grade, childhood, daughter,
Premium Member Poem Two Ribbons Andrea Dietrich Free verse daughter,
Premium Member Poem The Wife the Mama the Matriarchal Educator Caren Krutsinger Free verse daughter, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem Ribbon Gregory R Barden Free verse daughter, analogy, cancer, health, loss,
Premium Member Poem LIFE Vickie Hurtt- Thayer Rhyme birth, birthday, daughter, girl,
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The time only left us with some precious memories Rakshita Bansal Free verse daughter, how i feel,
Bogolo Ciliciah Chagane Narrative daughter, age, anger, betrayal, childhood,
Premium Member Poem Trespasser Susan Jeavons Free verse daughter, anxiety, betrayal, child abuse,
Keep Walking Pardy Mupfumbu Free verse daughter,
LETA-MY LATE FATHER Sibusisiwe Ncede Free verse daughter, adventure, africa, appreciation, change,
Premium Member Poem My Daughter and The Birthday Supper Caren Krutsinger Dramatic Verse daughter, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem BORN TO DIE Vicki Acquah Epitaph daughter, bereavement, birth, death, eulogy,
Mom Saved These Panagiota Romios Free verse childhood, memory, mother daughter,
Premium Member Poem Only Nine Dollars Caren Krutsinger Free verse daughter, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem FOREVER DYING Vickie Hurtt- Thayer Rhyme daughter, child abuse, childhood, conflict,
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Premium Member Poem VISITING MUM JAN ALLISON Senryu mother daughter, remember,
Premium Member Poem Not enough love in the world John Hamilton Lyric daughter, absence, angst, child abuse,
Two Peas In A Pod matthew harris Lyric boyfriend, father, father daughter,
Ciji,s Birthday debbie hernandez Name daughter, birthday, i love you,
Premium Member Poem My Daddy is in Heaven Caren Krutsinger Free verse daughter, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem GREEN SLEEVES - BAWDY LIMERICK EDITED JAN ALLISON Limerick clothes, humorous, mother daughter,
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daddy eckho scott Free verse dad, daughter, family, father,

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Daughter Poems. Above are examples of poems about daughters. This list of daughter poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Share and read beautiful examples of all types of poems about and for daughters including inspirational poetry from a father to a daughter, mother to a daughter, and more. See how poets have wonderfully written their affection for a daughter and have dedicated some beautiful poems to their sweetheart. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of daughter poetry. This list of works about daughter is an excellent resource for examples on how to write daughter poems.

Daughter Poem Example

Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old

You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you cried out to me
and I loved you
with every ounce of my soul.

Will you hear me
when I cry out? 
Will you hold me close
as I held you then? 

I remember the day
You took your first step.
There was no stopping you.
Your feet gave you freedom
to explore the world
like never before
but danger lurked.
I opened those doors anyway, 
cautiously, 
and introduced
you to the world.
Where will you be
when my legs
no longer run? 
no longer work? 
Will you realize
that I love
freedom too? 

I laugh
about that day
you first tied your shoe.
We tried and tried
to get that rabbit
in that hole
and you finally did it.
You pointed your toes
for everyone to see
how proud you were.

I am proud too, 
of my writing
and my drawing, 
of my needlework
and my cooking.
But my hands are beginning to ache
and my fingers will not bend.
I will lose the things
that make me proud
except for you.
Hopefully not you.
Will you let me
brag on you? 
Even tell wild stories
that are a bit beyond the truth? 
Will you be proud of me too? 

I waved good-bye
that morning when you left
on that large, yellow bus.
I was so scared.
I know you were too.
You waved at me bravely
through the dusty window
but I saw the water
forming in your eyes.
You came home, however, 
full of pride and joy.
You sang the alphabet song
and got most of it right.
You practiced for hours
until you could sing it
even in your sleep.

But 
I'm afraid.
I forgot
whether I took
my pills today or not.
I forgot
if I told this story before.
I even forgot once
who you were
and it terrified me.
My mind
is my treasure
the only thing I have left, 
and I heard you make
fun of me
for not remembering
that I gave you the
same gift as last year.
Will you love me
when I no longer
know who I am? 

You came home blushing
from the glow of
your first kiss.
Your first love, 
the one you thought was real.
You talked about him non-stop.
You changed for him. You gave.
But he left you anyway
for a blue-eyed girl
and I held you
while you cried for him.

I too have a
broken heart.
The love of my life
left me after
fifty-six years.
He left me here
to live life on my own
while he moved on
to another realm
And I cry for him too.
I long for his shoulder
and strong embrace.
I feel betrayed
because he and I
made a deal
that we would never
leave the other alone.
Yet I am alone
sitting in an echoing house
with no hands to hold.

You welcomed her home today- 
your tiny baby girl.
She has your eyes
and possibly your toes.
I see you counting them
as they roll me
into the room.
You finally came
to visit.
It has been a while.

You look up at me
with tears in your eyes
and ask
almost desperately, 

"Will she tie my
shoes
when I get old? "

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