Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Little Girl

Years from now she won't phone,
and I won't have met her latest boyfriend--
the one
who might be "the one."
She'll sleep in a bed that I don't tend,
and have a job I don't quite understand--
but I'll be happy
it makes her happy.

Years from now she'll choose her own hats,
and wear a chic red beret from France,
or a yellow cloche
or saucily angled fedora.
I'll embrace her when she's home for the holidays,
elated with this lady, my little girl--
and she'll be happy
she's made me happy.

This was taken at Eclipse Bookstore in Fairhaven.


  1. Lizzi, you captured it with this photo and, probably more than you know, with this poem. I was there for the birth of my daughter and can still remember the first sight and sound of her wailing. Today she is a 5'9" gorgeous 27-year old MBA who is a senior consultant at a London consulting firm. You can see her guest photos on my blog yesterday through tomorrow. Enjoy your little girl while she is a little girl!!!

  2. What wonderful words and an adorable photo!! I'm going to share this with my 16 year old.

  3. Wonderful words and capture. You put a smile on my face this morning.

  4. oh i know i should but i want to wait on that day..they grow up way too fast...great pic and wonderful verse...nice one shot

  5. I love this.
    I have one little girl and this resonantes with me.
    I wish you both happiness in the future (that is hopefully yet a long way off). :)

  6. That is the cutest hat of all time.

  7. beautiful poem, lizzi. wonderful shot.

  8. beautiful the love a daughter is quite special...very nice...bkm

  9. A lovely poem for a well-loved little girl!

  10. Great post and that photo is just terrific!

  11. I too have a little girl, though not so little now, but she will always be my little girl. Great photo and I loved the verse.

  12. this just brings out the "awww..." reaction in me-- too sweet! makes me miss my mom :)

  13. this was really special...i look at my princess every night when i out her to bed, shes 6, and i wonder...a great share..pete