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A Message for my Daughter

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Catherine Green


This is a short poem I wrote for my daughter, to celebrate her first day at school





Treasure your baby, they told me,
for time will fly as she grows.
Remember her joyful smiles
Tiny fingers and wiggling toes.
Yes, I know, I told them,
I know they grow up so fast
And I have treasured and cherished our time together
We played, we learned, we laughed.

Now you begin a new journey
And I will be there at your side,
I will take you to school every morning
And bring you home every night,
Your friends will be with you
To share learning and laughter,
I will always treasure our precious time
My sweetheart, my Elliot, my daughter.



Catherine is the author of the adult paranormal romance series The Redcliffe Novels and also The Darkness of Love, She has short stories published in YA anthologies, freelance articles on various industry websites, and contributes to her personal personal blog, and her author blog .

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2 Responses

  1. Alex Watson
    | Reply

    Brought back memories of my children’s first school steps.
    Particularly liked the line “And I will be there at your side.” – physically and metaphorically

  2. Catherine Green
    | Reply

    Aww, thank you Alex! I must admit, I did feel a little (a lot) teary when I read the poem out to my daughter, but she loved it.

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