Ray Hansell

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A Daughter Leaving Home - Poem by Ray Hansell

Although she is moving out
She'll never be far away
She'll always live here with me
In my heart each day

Hopefully I taught her
The right things along the way
To help her make the right decisions
Each and every day

The most important thing
That she should know
That if things don't work out
She always has a place to go

Though she no longer lives here
This will always be her home
The warm and kindest place
Her heart has ever known

A place where the welcome mat
Is always put out
A place that she can run to
When she's filled with doubt

It's so very hard to let her go
But I know that I must
I have so much faith in her
And a world of trust

I know she's smart enough
To make it on her own
It's hard to admit
My little girl has finally grown

I hope she knows in her heart
Just how much I care
Because every time she needed me
I always tried to be there

I hope she knows if life gets tough
And she should need a friend
That she can always count on me
Until the very end

It's never very easy
Watching someone you love leave
I know that I must be strong
But silently I'll grieve

Someone who's been around
Morning, noon and night
No longer having her here
Just will not seem right

But she knows I love her
With all of my heart
And it's that love
That will never let us part


12-16-08/RJH


Comments about A Daughter Leaving Home by Ray Hansell

  • Dash Of Poetry (2/21/2019 11:14:00 PM)

    Touched my heart deeply. Beautiful love between a father and daughter. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/2/2018 4:33:00 PM)

    Our beautiful daughter left to go to university and we will miss her so very much it's hard I know she'll be back and we will as we are always so very proud of our daughter love you baby 😘 (Report)Reply

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  • (7/5/2018 6:36:00 AM)

    today my daughter is closing on her house and I am so sad about her moving out but this poem says everything I want to say to her (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/2/2016 1:18:00 PM)

    The affection and love that the poet has for her daughter is apparent. The mother is always there just in case the daughter needs her care and assurance when she goes out into the world.
    That she can always count on me / Until the very end / It's never very easy
    Watching someone you love leave
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  • Clarence Prince (6/2/2016 7:37:00 AM)

    She'll always live here with me
    in my heart each day
    That's great love, indeed!
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  • Heather Wilkins (6/23/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    a great poem. It is difficult to let our children go, but we must. but they are always in our hearts. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 9, 2010


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