Treasure Island

Alison Cassidy

(6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

My Daughter on her Thirtieth Birthday


A naked girl in the bath
Suds floating, eyes shining

A BIG girl riding Mr. Horsy-bike
Birthday party, green balloon

A special girl grooming Sheike
Sweat streaming, cheeks flaming

A Co-op girl in the kitchen
Baking sponges with her friend Rosie

A magic girl playing Ariel,
'Merrily, merrily shall I live now'

A gentle girl at my bedside
When I was sick with pneumonia

A grown-up girl working hard
Errol Street, massage

A beautiful thirty year old girl
Ready to fly

Submitted: Monday, June 12, 2006
Edited: Monday, June 12, 2006

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  • Riquetta Elliott (1/14/2008 9:31:00 AM)

    This is beautiful and very special to write a tribute to your daughter she must be very proud to have you as a empathetic or a compassionate mother that you are. (Report) Reply

  • Jim Foulk (4/15/2007 5:47:00 PM)

    a very beautiful write to a tribute to your daughter. our kids grow up way to fast. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/21/2006 8:32:00 AM)

    What a splendid tribute of Love for your little girl. Im so sorry that i missed this the day it was posted...your scope of topic-range is quite vast and as far as I can tell, very evenly proportioned, albeit this childrens piece was bred with a degree of justifiable extra impetus! lol! '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''fjr (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/21/2006 8:32:00 AM)

    What a splendid tribute of Love for your little girl. Im so sorry that i missed this the day it was posted...your scope of topic-range is quite vast and as far as I can tell, very evenly proportioned, albeit this childrens piece was bred with a degree of justifiable extra impetus! lol! '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''fjr (Report) Reply

  • Tailor Bell (8/12/2006 5:36:00 AM)

    can't resist your inclusion of 'Mr. Horsy-bike'. magical structure like flipping through an album. a hint of some sorrow over early unrequited love toward the end. -Tailor (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Hughes (6/26/2006 2:46:00 AM)

    As a first hand observer, Meran is tres lucky to have had/have you as her mother, but obviously doesn't realise it. C'est la vie... (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Neville (6/24/2006 2:13:00 AM)

    now ya done gone and made me well up..
    thank you for sharing such sweet memories
    i love the last line... it says so much Al...

    Kelly (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (6/12/2006 8:43:00 AM)

    Much mother love here and so, what a sweet treat for your darling Birthday Girl! Lovely, Alison. Esther : ] (Report) Reply

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