Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Daughter Mine

Prompts: Tantrum, noun: an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child.

Tear, verb: make a hole or split in (something) by pulling it or piercing it with a sharp implement, come apart; rip; noun: a hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully, a spell of great success or excellence in performance, a brief spell of erratic behavior; a binge or spree.

Tender, adjective: showing gentleness and concern or sympathy, (of food) easy to cut or chew; not tough, (of a plant) easily injured by severe weather and therefore needing protection, (of a part of the body) sensitive to pain, young, immature, and vulnerable, requiring tact or careful handling.

Daughter Mine

When she was very young
My daughter used to go on a tear
When she didn't get her way
She was spoiled 
People said
They didn't seem to understand
She just would become overwhelmed
Throw tantrums and lose her way
She couldn't remember 
What she wanted anymore
It was embarrassing for her parents
We couldn't take her anywhere 
For long, or tears would erupt 
We'd let her chill out 
Tenderly giving her time
To calm and then she'd be okay
Eventually she outgrew them 
By the time she went to school
She was never meek, never mild
She was however polite
A little headstrong 
But advanced beyond her peers
Taking special advanced classes
She excelled and blossomed
She's all grown up now 
She's found her way
She is a children's librarian
With extra patience on her side
The children love her
Quiet strength and wonderful programs
That make them laugh and smile
She's a wonder 
And I'm so proud of 
That beautiful brilliant
Sweet loving daughter
Of mine
 ©Sheilagh Lee April 27, 2016


  1. What a lovely tribute to your daughter!!! if we give them what they truly need when they are little ones, they become self-sufficient amazing adults. My daughter had her moments too as a younger child and so many told us we spoiled her but I find she just needed to be heard, believed and we did:)

  2. thank you I believe that's true you sometimes have to listen to what they need.

  3. What a lovely tribute - patience is a rare gift but it allows people to flourish in the way they need to.. i am so pleased she is passing that gift on