Daughter Poem

Diamond In The Rough

A mother-daughter relationship must be delicately balanced and painstakingly cared for.

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I have 4 daughters and this poem summed up to what they mean to me.

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My Daughter


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

A daughter to a mother is like a diamond in the rough.
A mother to a daughter sometimes makes life rough.
She'll always be your little girl, no matter what path she takes.
You'll often want to help her in decisions that she makes, 
But you sit back silently, you have to let her grow
Then suddenly she's a woman and she wants you to let go.
You hold on very gently so she can't feel your grip,
But in your heart you'll be there just in case she slips.
She wants to share her feelings, but you won't understand,
When she comes home and tells you that she has found her man.
That diamond in the rough I will always call her mine,
But even I can clearly see He makes my diamond shine!


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  • Christine Ping by Christine Ping
  • 10 years ago

I have 4 daughters and this poem summed up to what they mean to me.

  • Julie Williams by Julie Williams, Teignmouth
  • 11 years ago

I decided to read this poem at our daughters wedding on May 19th 2012 as part of my mother of the bride speech. Despite practicing it time and time again at home and in front of friends, I never got past line 4 without becoming emotional. The wedding day loomed and I thought I was never going to be able to recite this and stay composed as best I could.....but....I did and my goodness me were there some tears in the room after and not from me! I had cried myself out! The comments I got after the speeches were complete were heart warming and the thing that got mentioned the most was this poem. I challenge any mother who loves their daughter to try and stand up and say this out loud and not become emotional even in their own home let alone a wedding! It was a big hit. Thank you.

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