I hardly ever produce poetry–only when motivated by some thing that deeply affects me. In this 1, it is my only daughter–Ashley Shannon. And if there are two things that inspire emotions in me, they are my daughter and my son. Effectively, my minor girl’s not so minor any longer. She’s obtaining married. As my young children grew up, it was in essence the three of us towards the planet. But we created it–alongside one another. And now, she’s bought a fiance whom she’ll before long marry, building him an formal aspect of our relatives. I like her and want the finest for her, despite the fact that in my eyes, she’ll normally be my minor woman. So I wrote this the morning of her bridal shower to go in her card, and go through it aloud since she could not make it by way of aloud. Incredibly few dry eyes remained just after I go through this uncomplicated minor established of stanzas. And she will normally be, “My Ashley.”
My darling daughter, Ashley,
I just want you to know
wherever your existence normally takes you,
my coronary heart shall also go.
When I acquired that you ended up coming,
it was a superb night time!
But minor did I know, my youngster,
you would become my guiding mild.
I held you and I raised you,
kissing life’s pains absent
but now there’ll be an additional
commencing with your wedding working day.
So go into the planet, my like,
and chase all the joy you can.
Just keep in mind you’re even now mine, dear Ash.
I am just sharing you with that guy.
I desire you all life’s joy, like,
while now it is really with an additional.
But normally keep in mind–hardly ever forget,
no 1 will ever like you…like your mother.
Greatest needs with all my coronary heart, Mom