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I wish… (Parent > Child)

I wish…

I wish
We could always be this way
Tight as knots
Quick to laughter
Easy to let go
Of disagreement
Effortless, to create that hug.

I wish
I could always

Be so impressive
So influencing
On your perceptions
So able to fill
Those willing spaces
In your quest
For answers.

I wish
I could

Always make you feel
As secure
And loved
And safe
As now
As life will always interfere
To try and trip you up.

I wish
I could maintain your ignorance
To the negative possibilities
Of human behaviour
As you are now.

As much as I look forward
To the incredible person
You’re developing into
I wish time would slow
For us
So I could savour
Your journey
Just that bit longer.

I hope
For your future
That the world
Will be supportive
And steady
For you to live within
No less than the structure
That we know now
And hopefully a lot more.

When you get there
I hope that
You won’t be disappointed
By the real person
I am
With all my flaws
As I am as human as the rest.

Most of all
I hope that our bond
Is as sturdy as now
Until the end…

My greatest achievement
My favourite person
My daughter.


Photos also from 2017


  1. Precious words, precious duo.
    Love to you both.

    1. Thank you Robyn. X
      (Only way to comment now for me is via phone. Not PC) grr

  2. I don't know when I have been so moved by a poem. So beautiful. Tilly is so blessed to have you as her father. You make a great team!

    1. Thank you so much Gracie. Thats lovely. I hope Tilly and I can stay strong through the difficult teenage years ahead

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