Dear daughter

Dear daughter,
I just want you to know
it’s with a broken heart
I let you go
I want to stop you
and somehow make you stay
but it’s your life to live
and I can’t stand in your way

All I really want to do
is hold you in my arms
protect you from this hurting world
guard you from all harm
I know that it’s impossible
to spread your wings and fly
when your wings are tied together
under a mother’s watchful eye
so with my heart in pieces
holding back tears in my eyes
I’ll wave goodbye as I watch you go
and just in case you don’t know
my heart won’t beat the same
until you’re home

Dear daughter
seems we always disagree
burning Bridges go for miles and miles
that separate you and me
although we argue
and say things we don’t mean
my love for you is unshakable
even when we disagree

All I really want to do
is hold you in my arms
protect you from this hurting world
guard you from all harm
I know that it’s impossible
to spread your wings and fly
when your wings are tied together
under a mother’s watchful eye
so with my heart and pieces
holding back tears in my eyes
I’ll wave goodbye as I watch you go
just in case you don’t know
my heart won’t beat the same
until you’re home

Dear daughter
I’m sorry I ever let you down
to me you’re really special
I’m happiest with you around
I try so very hard
hoping you feel the same way
I guess if I hold too tight to you
I might smother you someday

All I really want to do
is hold you in my arms
protect you from this hurting world
guard you from all harm
I know that it’s impossible
to spread your wings and fly
when your wings are tied together
under a mother’s watchful eye
so with my heart and pieces
holding back tears in my eyes
I’ll wave goodbye as I watch you go
and just in case you don’t know
my heart won’t beat the same
until you’re home

Daughter I often pray
that there will come a day
you and I will gather all the pieces of the bridges we’ve burned down
Together build an unbreakable bridge to connect our hearts somehow
Until then,
with my heart in pieces holding back tears in my eyes
I’ll wave goodbye as I watch you go
but just in case you don’t know
my heart won’t beat the same
While your so far away
I’ll be counting all the days
until you’re finally home

My Conclusion

Why does it always have to make since,

Every little line and every word?

Why does it have to be in some kind of form?

To me its just absurd.

I really don’t understand it,

Although I still try to write.

Trying to come up with something,

That looks good in somebody else’s sight.

I think it should come,

Straight from your heart.

Every little line,

And every little part.

But to get the applause,

Of those who are reading,

You have to write something,

Better then those competing.

Whether the lines all match,

Or the words all rhyme,

To write something good,

It always takes time.

Its hard to take criticism,

From those who give it,

For every poem you write,

You’re the one who lived it.

Because it makes since to you,

You suppose it makes since to them.

But as for every heart that’s reading,

You cant always win.

I came to the conclusion,

I don’t have to know just why,

All I really have to do,

Is give my all and try.

 

 

Carrie Wink 1998

Discarded

My tree is full of fruit,

people pick to eat.

The fruit I bare,

so they say,

is heart warming and sweet.

Gentleness and kindness,

joyfulness and love,

patience and understanding,

people never get enough.

My fruit is disappearing,

no one seems to care,

they’ll no longer have the fruit,

from the tree they love to share.

I’ve been blown in the breeze,

I’ve been left out in the cold,

I’ve been trampled in the dirt,

now my fruit begins to mold.

Meet me at the Gate

Meet me at the gate

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know that I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But is there any way

Daddy could just Meet me at the gate?

Living here without him, Gets harder everyday

Life goes on so busily, Not letting death get in its way

It’s sad to see, that the world Didn’t even pause, to say goodbye

They never noticed my heart Shattered on the floor

Or the tears that Filled my eyes

As the world’s still A buzz around me

There remains in me, An empty space

The hero that Once filled the void, Could never be replaced

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know that I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But is there any way

Daddy could just Meet me at the gate?

I want to tell him That I’m sorry

I didn’t treat every day, Like it were the last

All he gave me, I took for granted

So much I’d change, If I could go back

I can’t remember If I told him

How much he truly Meant to me

So you see, I need To get to heaven

With much haste And urgency

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know that I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But is there any way

Daddy could just Meet me at the gate?

It’s so hard to see my mama, go on without him

She’s the strongest woman I think I’ve ever known

She misses him so much

And still, she’s here for the rest of us

So like the wife of noble character

In proverb 31

As for me, for the first time, I comfort no one

I hideaway, to try and grieve by myself, alone

Without courage, I feel like the cowardly Lion

Searching for a way to be brave and show strength

Just like my mom

So please tell me,

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But please let there be a way

Daddy, could just meet me at the gate.