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How Proud I Am Of You...
by Claywoman

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A Poem dedicated to my daughter....

I look upon your face and I wonder

How I ever gave birth to someone of your strength.

Youíve faced adverse conditions in your life,

Youíve climbed boulders the size of mountains,

But youíve survived when many did not.


You will never know how proud I am of you, my daughter.

You will never know how hard your struggle was to watch.

Iíve cried many a bitter tear

Wanting to take your pain but unable to do so.

Now I cry tears of happiness for I see joy in your life.


I see you with my grandchildren and I feel complete.

You have your life and you are living it to the fullest.

You now see the future and it is good.

You have someone who will never desert you

And loves you forever.


You are at peace for the first time ever.

Oh you will have occasional pebbles,

Possibly a boulder or two

However, none will be as tall as youíve conquered.

So you will climb them with ease.


So be safe my daughter and know I am always there

Iíve stood by your side whether or not you remember.

Iíve always been there, open to you, wanting you

But also knowing you had to kill your own demons.

And that was the hardest part of my love.


So dance my child, dance.

For the world owes you joy and peace.

Look out on your valley and see the world

As it should be, not as it is.

And know I will love you forever, and foreverÖ


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Reviewed by Katryn Dougherty 5/11/2004
Excellent Piece

I am not as far along with my own two girls, but I can relate,

Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/27/2004
Claywoman -

A great dedication - a beautiful write. I very much enjoyed this well-penned prose!

Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 3/1/2004
What pride and great joy you must hold to write such a beautiful poem. These are not just the words of a mother but of one who holds much love and spirit with in.

♫ Jackie
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 2/23/2004
amazing insight into the heart of mother for her child...moving and readable...i love the optimism.

Reviewed by Elaine Carey 2/17/2004
Reviewed by andrea coltman 1/30/2004
beautiful tribute to your a mum there is nothing better than being able to say to your kids how proud you are of them and how you love a daughter it's even more special to know that you're so love...enjoyed this, best wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 1/12/2004
Oh, Claywoman...this is a tearfully beautiful write!
I am sure (from reading between the lines) that this
daughter is as proud of you, as you are of her.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 12/31/2003
I feel the same when I look into my Daughters eyes. My pride in her is enormous. We are lucky if we have someone in our life to love us so.

A really lovely poem.

Ty, Dani
Reviewed by michael horetsky (Reader) 12/29/2003
This is wonderfull...The joy felt through our childrens triuphs is priceless..Your wisdom initself is priceless as so many want their childrens lives to be theirs...You are super woman..Mother from the earth the father watching down....May the spirits watch over you and yours and the sun and moon smile down upon you all....michael
Reviewed by A PAX 12/21/2003
Its a loop....she had to get her strength from somewhere, perhaps you?
beautiful write
Reviewed by Donni De-Ville 12/20/2003
This is SO WONDERFUL! How I wish my mother could have loved me just a tenth of how you love your daughter! She is so lucky to have you, and I hope she shows it!
Much love and hugs Donni-Jay xoxoxox
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 12/19/2003
This is an extraordinary write...
It truly touched my heart.

Beautiful tribute!

Reviewed by Birdie Houston 12/14/2003
Magnificent write ! This was deeply felt.
Reviewed by Lisa Cannons 12/13/2003
How beautiful is this!!!
Hugs CW
love irish
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/11/2003
"So dance my child, dance.
For the world owes you joy and peace.
Look out on your valley and see the world
As it should be, not as it is.
And know I will love you forever, and foreverÖ"
These lines are beautifully meaningful. A lovely tribute from a mother's loving soul. Thank you for this offering. Regis

Reviewed by Jeff Mason 12/10/2003
This touches deeply. THANK you for sharing this!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 12/9/2003
what can i say that hasn't already been said
this is very beautiful, and I know she is proud of
you also......wonderful tribute
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 12/9/2003
This was so lovely, a beautiful tribute to your daughter!

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/8/2003
Great tribute and show of mother love!!
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/8/2003
You brought tears to my eyes. What a great tribute to a daughter, and how lucky she is to have you for her Mom.

Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell 12/8/2003
What a wonderful tribute to
the love of your life
I am sure she will treasure this
forever ...
Reviewed by jude forese 12/7/2003
nothing more touching and important than a mother's pride ...
Reviewed by David Taub 12/7/2003
I suspect she is also proud of you!
Thanks for signing my guest book, and a little bird tells me you subscribed to my mailing list - So now you will have to submit some of your work!
Best wishes,
David Taub
Member of National Union of Journalists (UK)
Feature columnist for Poetry Now magazine (UK)
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 12/7/2003
A beautiful, tender loving write of tribute from Mother to Daughter! It seems by this write YOU BOTH ARE TRULY BLESSED!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 12/7/2003
Beautiful tribute, CW. You have reason to be proud.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/7/2003

This beautiful tribute to your daughter put a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye; what a loving gesture! truly enjoyed; she should be proud to have such a loving and gentle person as you for her mom! you are so blessed, and so is she! (((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D love you, claywoman!
Reviewed by Trixie Love 12/7/2003
Such a beautiful tribute
to your daughter...
A mothers love, is the most powerful emotion one
could have...
Your write say it all....

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/7/2003
Needed expression and you expressed it well.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/7/2003
So glad to hear that you now cry tears of Happiness for your daughter, Claywoman. Loving dedication to her from an obviously loving mother's heart.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/7/2003
This is a beautiful loving write. It is so hard to step back when our children have to work through their demons. So happy to hear that your daughter has done so well. I am sure she is going to love seeing this poem.

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