Teenager Poem

My daughters mean the world to me and I want to teach them all that I have learned about life, but sometimes I wonder whether they are able to understand that I am strict with them for their own good.

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The poem truly touched. I wish I had a mother who could do the best for me unfortunately she passed away before she could even tell me about the consequences that we face as teenagers.

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Every Mom's Test

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Published: November 2009

You are special; you mean the world to me
You are my daughter, a reflection of my entity

Every year, as I watch you grow by my side
No matter what you do, you are my source of pride

The umbilical cord may have been cut, but you should know
You are still bound to my soul, wherever you go

Sometimes I am firm and you may think I am wrong
Remember it is easy to give in, but tough to be strong

Sometimes I am strict and you may think it is unfair
But I correct you only because I love and care

I harden my heart and nag, scold and fight
To teach you the difference between the wrong and the right

For soon, the days will pass swiftly all in a whirl
And into a woman will grow my baby girl

Tomorrow when you need inner strength above all
I hope my values will give you the courage to stand tall

I hope that in my teaching you will find tips few
Soon when you strive to make your dreams come true

At a later date, when the real world you have to face
Today's lessons will help you go ahead in the race

Some day in the future when a mother you will be
From my point of view, the world you will see

For your baby then you will do what is best
To blend discipline with kindness is every mom's test

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  • Johannesburg by Johannesburg
  • 5 years ago

The poem truly touched. I wish I had a mother who could do the best for me unfortunately she passed away before she could even tell me about the consequences that we face as teenagers.

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