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!

Luiz Syphre

Luiz Syphre

I immigrated to the states from Mexico at age 12 and I quickly fell in love with poetry after my grandfather read some of his poems to me. However, at 18, I had a young family and that left very little time for this endevour as I started working to support us. I returned to adult school to finish my diploma. At that time I developed a severe depression that I still struggle with to this day, but I found it to be a great source of inspiration as well. Today I live in Los Angeles and I'm divorced. I have two children I see whenever possible and two adult kids. Both my Grandfather and his brother are award winning poets and journalists, with one, (Bartolome Delgado DeLeon) having a street, library and a prestigious national poet award in his honor.

Most of my pieces come from personal experience and true to me. Sometimes my material is raw, other times murdeous, and yet other times romantic, but always me, 100% authentic guaranteed.
Luiz Syphre

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