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Just because she is no longer in a cradle
Does not mean that your baby wont fall
And if you think that her smile means she is happy
Then you don’t know your daughter at all

On arriving home from school she runs up the stairs
And locks herself away in her room
It’s so easy to think that it’s just teenage angst
That will pass in time and be gone soon

Perhaps you assume that it is just boy trouble
A romance that will soon be forgot
Yes, maybe her problems are just a passing phase
But then again what if they are not

What if they’re deep rooted in the parental soil
That you’ve been failing to cultivate
As she grows, the leaves of her childhood are falling
And as of yet have not been replaced

Dismal days are making her deciduate
No wonder she’s feeling insecure
Her branches of self belief have become so bare
With her leaves left scattered on the floor

She patiently waits to once again see the light
Not knowing that this darkness will lift
It is your job to hold her and make her feel loved
And let your past be her presents gift

Just because she has thoughts and feelings of her own
Doesn’t mean that you can not guide her
And just because she’s no longer a little girl
Please don’t forget she’s still your daughter

So when she wants to talk, be silent and listen
Make her feel free to let the words escape
Maybe you’ll find out what's been rocking her cradle
And what it is that keeps her awake
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Very intuitive!!!!
Rifle1980 Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
thank you!! :)
The last two stanza. WOW. I cry EVERY time I read this poem. I think there are so many of us, myself included, that can really relate to this subject. You pick a painful topic and wrote it beautifully. Thank you. :)
Rifle1980 Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
Hey :) really glad you enjoyed the poem and found you could relate to it. Thanks for the comment and the fave :) 
NEMESIS-THE-AVENGING Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My parents need to read this. They never really seem to listen, they make it seem like I don't do anything right sometimes.......

Rifle1980 Oct 24, 2013   General Artist
hey, thanks for commenting and faving :)

Sorry about your parents. I wish they would listen to you. It should be their main priority in life
NEMESIS-THE-AVENGING Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. It's really frustrating. They seem to listen to my little brother more than they listen to me. 
Liarbriarpantsonfiar Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely amazing.  think its one of my favourites. really connect to this one
Rifle1980 Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
hey :) thank for the comment! Really glad you like this one.
Liarbriarpantsonfiar Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! thank you for writing this :)
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