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A verse or short poem for a memory box for my daughter

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Laurat9118 Tue 19-Mar-13 16:41:21

Hi everyone.

I am currently in the process of creating a memory box for my 10 year old daughter.

Without going in to the ins and outs I'm battling cancer for the second time, with not such a positive outcome this time sad

I am looking for a verse or a short poem to go inside the lid. I am not religious. Just want it to sum up how much I love her.

I'm hoping it won't be opened for a long time,but really feel the need to have it done,even thou its tearing me apart!

Thank you anyone that can help. It is very much appreciated.

MoonlightandRoses Tue 19-Mar-13 22:37:37

I'm so sorry to hear that, and hope the eventual outcome is better than it now seems.

Would any of these suit?

A daughter
A mother's love is another good place to look for poetry. If it's just an extract, then it could be there's some Donne or Masefield that would fit either.

fantashtic Tue 19-Mar-13 23:15:06

I'm so sorry. I had a think and Carol Ann Duffy has a beautiful way of putting many things - this one, about watching a child sleep is very beautiful.

I volunteer as an oral historian in a hospice, recording stories and memories for people who are making memory boxes/CDs to give to their families and friends. I'd be happy to give you details - PM me if you'd like. Thinking of you.

fantashtic Tue 19-Mar-13 23:16:13

Laurat9118 Wed 20-Mar-13 07:42:12

Thank you smile

whiteandyellowiris Wed 20-Mar-13 07:45:44

So sorry to hear this.

How about the lyrics to thesong daughterseyes by Martina McBride ?

WickWackThurso Wed 20-Mar-13 07:49:37

Laurat9118 Wed 20-Mar-13 22:37:26

Both again lovely
Thanks ever so much smile

Kbest1234 Fri 19-Sep-14 03:13:30

Hi did you ever find your special message

DragonFlyx Sat 20-Sep-14 22:24:15

I couldn't just read and leave, this thread really touched me. My mum had a cancer scare last year and it petrified me, luckily everything was fine but that was my fear as a daughter. I cant imagine it as a parent. You sound like a strong woman and I'm sure a memory box will serve as a beautiful gift enabling her to look back on her upbringing etc. I don't know any poems I'm afraid but I do wish you the best of luck with finding one and dealing with your treatments x

CarpeJugulum Sat 20-Sep-14 22:27:22

So sorry for you. I love some of the links given, they are lovely, but (and I know this may/will sound crass) what are you aiming for? Is it deep & motivational or more a wry smile?

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