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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: December 9, 2019      Views: 115

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I now have five (5) books of poetry that have been published. The first book "For Love To Live" is no longer in print. My latest book "I Gave You Hot Soup" is now available for purchase on It can be found under the title listed above. Eve - more...

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A tribute to my late daughter
"Daughter of my Heart" by nomi338
Daughter of my heart I adored you, trials of raising a strong-willed child
You taught me how to get through.
Sometimes you pushed me to the edge of my patience, I often wondered if I would ever get it right
From you I learned that being a parent brought joys that could not be rivaled by anything else
You and I had a routine where you would push the buttons and I would respond with the anticipated and orchestrated moves.
You would smile triumphantly, confident that you could count on me knowing my role in this family comedy/drama.
There were times when you made me angry, but there were also times when you made me smile with pure joy.
Through it all my love for you never wavered. It was never less than any child should expect from a father. Rest assured, that love will never die.
Do I miss you? Does a man miss a limb that has been severed when he tries to take a step? Does a singer miss his voice when he can no longer sing?
I miss you in ways I cannot even fully describe. Sometimes I hide it so that I do not cause your mom anymore sadness than she can bear.
You have always had my love, I never held back any part
Even though you are not the daughter of my blood
You are and will always be, the daughter of my heart.

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Author Notes
In 2006 my daughter passed away from congestive heart failure. This condition was caused by years of substance abuse. She battled with her addiction and managed to kick her addiction for a time, but always suffered setbacks and began using again. The last time proved to be truly the last time.
She and her mother entered my life when she was already four years old and at first she resented me, as most step children do. However, over the years we came to truly love each other very much. Her death nearly destroyed me. This poem is a true assessment of our strange but loving relationship.
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