jubshaw

Daughter

 

Daughter

 

I have two children now full-grown

A lovely daughter and handsome son

My daughter was my very firstborn

So for this poem, she is number one

 

Her birth date comes in early July

She has beautiful strawberry blond hair

And I love to see her let it fly

In the summer breeze without a care

 

Her coming first was such a blessing

Because I really wanted a girl

Back then all parents were left to guessing

When she arrived she was my pearl

 

I spent much time sewing for her

Her clothes were all hand made

Outfits of dresses and pinafores

Of fine cloth that would never fade

 

I'd dress her up 'til she looked so nice

And then have her portrait made

She looked just like sugar and spice

She was always up to grade A

 

Often I would take her to church

Outfitted in her new and best attire

And on a pew, she would quietly perch

Or in my lap sit as long as required

 

To school, she was sent at age five

No kindergarten needed for her age

First grade was where she arrived

'Cause she could already read from a page

 

I remember the fun she had in our pool

Swimming together with family or friends

It was the very best way to keep cool

Just splashing and laughing till day's end

 

My daughter also loved to read

In her room with the door closed tight

And no one could ever succeed

In disturbing her, as hard as they tried

 

Her brother was four years younger

And their personalities did not mix

Although he became bigger and stronger

She managed to dodge most of his tricks

 

She learned early that work paid off

When her mother hired someone to clean

She approached her mom with a cough

And said,” On cleaning and laundry I'm keen.”

 

So mom started her off at an early age

$80 dollars for a week's worth of work

Mom found that she really did engage

From then on from work she'd not shirk

 

When mom came home on Friday afternoons

The whole house smelled of Clorox and soap

Everything in its place and daughter humming a tune

She'd accomplished more than mom hoped

 

The next hurdle this girl had to face

Was learning to drive and get licensed

She had her permit but shrank from the race

This was becoming a real family crisis

 

 

So mom thought of a perk that might work

$5 dollars for each hour of driving practice

You guessed it, my friend, it worked in the end

Daughter soon was driving without sadness

 

Now it came time to choose a career

So mom and daughter looked over the choices

Daughter only saw one that she didn't fear

A course without speech and loud voices

 

X-Ray Tech seemed to be a good fit

For a girl that hated public speaking

So she quickly signed up for it

And got her degree, without freaking

 

And a great X-Ray Tech she did make

Got a job driving a truck all around town

Pulling X-Ray equipment to take

Where ever nursing homes did abound

 

When this part of her life was secure

She met a guy at a party so fun

She was 25 and very mature

They started dating and love was begun

 

Their love grew and they came to understand

That they were meant for each other

So he took her by the hand

With blessings from father and mother

 

On her wedding day, she walked down the aisle

A beautiful bride for all to see

With her dad giving her away in style

Forever a faithful wife she would be

 

 

Now married for 22 years since that day

She has three sons to call her own

And she's still great at taking X-Rays

Far and wide her skills are well known

 

 

 

 



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