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For a Daughter I Wish I’d Had!!!

October 31, 2009

[ © Usha Pisharody of A Quest…! dated 19 June, ’07 ]

Audacious smiles
laughter ringing clear-
warm hugs and
little sudden pecks on my cheeks!

A whirlwind of a girl;
now here, gone in a flash!
endearing entreaties-
unquestioning love!

Long long hours of girlish talk-
boys, books, heroes and men!
Life, love, trust and THAT!

Confiding giggles-
while ogling the boys…;)
summing them up, then
walking by in disdain!!

Cheering her up
when sadness strikes-
being there for her…
just in case, she asks!

Holding her hand-
without her knowing..
as only moms can do;
though she, being mine,
would know it too…!!!

Sharing myself with her-
my fears, my joys
my secrets, and my ploys-

Ending the day in warmth
so wonderful
so fierce and filling..

Wishing each mother had
a daughter..
so like mine!!

(Usha is also one of the pillars of NGI)

33 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2009 2:37 am

    I know what you mean…I love having a daughter and am just waiting for her to grow up so we can chat as equals…

  2. November 1, 2009 3:18 am

    Usha has penned my thoughts it seems! …and so wonderfully too.

    • December 30, 2009 10:13 am

      🙂 Shail, I know, you know 🙂 About your thoughts too on this topic 🙂 Thanks!

  3. November 1, 2009 3:25 am

    Aaaah my favourite poet is back… !!!!!

    Ushus I gotta send this to my mom !!!! I m sure she has the same feelings as you for a woman who always wanted a daughter !!!!

    she would be able to relate so much more with ur words… which are so so beautifully put here.. !! 🙂 🙂

    welcome back Teacher !!! I hope this time your gonna stick around !! 🙂

  4. November 1, 2009 3:32 am

    Its very very beautiful !! 🙂 🙂 gotta say it again !! and I really mean it… 😀

  5. November 1, 2009 8:35 am

    i know what you mean.. but it was me as the daughter..
    i have experiencced all this with my mom..
    and i would love to have a daughter… someday…

  6. November 1, 2009 5:12 pm

    This is my favorite!

  7. November 1, 2009 5:46 pm

    This is a fabulous poem that beautifully depicts the connection between a mother and daughter. Only a beautiful soul can pen down such lines.

    I am a daughter and I can’t wait for my daughter to grow up.

    • December 30, 2009 10:15 am

      🙂 A zillion thanks, Sol… for digging this one out, and putting it up here… I dont need to tell you, this is perhaps the most fav. of my writes… 🙂

      God Bless you and Peanut 🙂

  8. November 2, 2009 5:05 pm

    Beautiful poem. Reminds me of my childhood, all those precious cozy times that my sister and I spent with our mother. And now sharing those with my daughters.

  9. November 5, 2009 6:55 am

    Beautifully written! I always wanted to have a daughter..and God has blessed me with one darling of a daughter who dotes on me .. and professes her love all the time .. before all the people… so much so that they say ‘I love my mamma..’ when they sense that she is about to say it. I’m hoping and praying that she’ll be like this forever.. and that we’ll be the best of friends..

  10. November 13, 2009 11:36 am

    Came late to this post but enjoyed the poem and the thoughts. I have two daughters and they are the most wonderful friends any woman can ever have.

  11. November 21, 2009 12:39 am

    This is beautiful!

  12. November 30, 2009 12:06 pm

    This is beautiful! I wish I had a daughter…in Tamil there is a word for mothers who don’t have daughters – ‘pen maladi’. I often dream of having a daughter and see her in all my nieces and grand nieces and they know it!

    Usha has expressed her love, so nicely.

  13. December 19, 2009 10:19 am

    How do I put it..?

    Blog strolling I found “A Quest” and that wonderful thing made way to this.
    It “aroused” me.

    And I love this verse…
    Not only that I’m a proud daughter who shares a great relationship with Dad, who’s more of a buddy.

    I love it. And excited to be a part of it.

    • December 30, 2009 10:18 am

      Tullika, thank you for the visit to the Quest too 🙂 And for your lovely words, here, and on that space too!

  14. December 25, 2009 10:03 pm

    nice poem

  15. December 30, 2009 10:23 am

    First of all, I am truly sorry for the delay in getting here 🙂

    Second: this has to be the most precious write, personally, for me, for the reason it wrote itself 🙂 It is for a daughter… a manasaputhri, as they say… Sashu 🙂. It also encompasses the affection I have for another author here, Indygurl, another daughter of my heart 🙂

    And for all of you who have daughters, and have been the daughters your moms loved so 🙂 🙂

    Happy New year, and God Bless!

  16. February 14, 2010 6:21 am

    I got a failure notice mailing to

    me: Oh! let me check. You can contact one of us. Please check ‘about us’ for our e-mail ids.

  17. February 26, 2010 4:48 pm

    Wow .. Just happened to pass by .. Wonderful poem.


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