To My Daughter, poetry by Luiz Syphre at

To My Daughter

To My Daughter

written by: Luiz Syphre



tomorrow, two dozen years ago
I experienced for the first time in my life
what people say is “love at first sight”

that day, I was reborn
with a life worth living
when I heard you cry
your way into this world

I was given a bundle of joy
that I instinctively loved
as soon as I held your teary little face
in my embrace

in one moment
so much was revealed to me!
it took that long for me to know

that I was to love you an eternity
and without pause or judgements
I was to love you in the plains of life
where no conditions exist. This is still truth

when I was the first human
you’d ever laid eyes upon
that one moment, I knew that what I felt
was unlike anything I had felt before

Raven, that day, God himself came
into that delivery room and he touched me
he put his hands on my chest
and my legs turned to Jell-O

I crumbled onto that cold floor with joy
he pointed to you and then
for the first time in my miserable existence
I knew that God was real!

for what I felt was divinity at work
and nothing less
I broke down with a wet face
at the sight of you

baby, ‘I love you’
is the deepest of understatements
to describe the home
that I have built for you

within my heart’s wall
you can do no wrong
and I will always love you
with the same scorching fury!

happy birthday, Raven!

you are the reason
for the love on everyone’s faces
every 14th of February!

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