If I'd had a Daughter
by Connie Hinnen Cook
Sunday, January 23, 2005
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If I'd had a daughter to lament when I died
Would she find herself different, and for thirteen years, cried
Every year on my birthday, would she somehow "lose touch"
Till the whole world seemed foreign, 'cause she missed me so much.
If I'd had a daughter to remember my life
When she thought of her mother, or my role as a wife,
Would she smile at the memories, or would they make her weep
Would they fill her with happiness, or rob her of sleep.
If I'd had a daughter would she call me her friend
Would she cling to my hand when it came to the end,
Would she beg God to spare me, would she kneel at His Throne
And when pleading proved pointless, would her heart turn to stone.
If I'd had a daughter would I bless her heart so
That she'd find I'm beside her everywhere that she'd go,
Every year on my birthday would she find herself blue?
If I'd had a daughter, with a mother like you.
and am as a sparrow
alone upon the house top."
(Psalm 102:7 KJV)
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|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|You have captured the longing and the desire to recreate a child to love and cherish and to be loved and cherished in return. Very, very pleasing write here Connie, I am glad you reviewed one of my poems so now I will see yours.
|Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
|This is such a Beautiful Poem and I know that she would be just like you Beautiful through and through.
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader)
|Really enjoyed this. I never had a daughter either. Now I have two daughter-in-laws, a grand-daughter and another little girl is on the way. I think about those relationships a lot. Thanks for sharing!|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|well written ... enjoyed reading very much ...|
|Reviewed by Charleen Burge (Reader)
|Oh Connie this is beautiful! I love it very poignant
|Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
|Such a sweet blessing for a Mom. Actually, I often get some confirmation of my connection to Mom either on her birthday, or the day she died each year. This really speaks to it. Vicky|
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|Beautiful and I think if you had a daughter that she would do exactly as you hoped.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|beautiful write, connie; so very well done! brava!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Connie this could be my heartsong! I had two boys and a miscarriage could have no more after that, I yearned so much for a daughter, but Mmy husband wouldn't adopt. Such a beautiful poem I'm keeping it;-)
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Interesting supposition. Well answered.
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Very nice indeed. I enjoyed this.
Saandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Jack Roberts
|Connie!! Long time no read! Your poetry is as beautiful as ever, this one is wonderful! If you had a daughter, I believe you could rest assured she would my friend.