You Taught Me

My sweet baby girl

So pure and so new

There are so many things

I want to teach you.

Like how to distinguish

Between right and wrong

And which path is best

To travel along.


And darling, I’ll show you

How lovely you are

Giving you esteem

That’ll carry you far.

And sweetpea, I’ll tell you

That bad times won’t last

Your sadness will soon

Be confined to the past.


When you get stuck

I’ll be there by your side

Your biggest supporter

Your always there guide.

And with you I’ll share

All that I know

Helping you to learn,

Develop and grow.


But the truth is my sweet

You have taught me

To believe in myself

To be all I can be.

You’ve been showing me how

To be your mum

The best version of me

For you I’ve become.


And darling, it’s you

Who’s been steering the way

When I’ve doubted myself

My fears you allay.

Those times when I’ve floundered

And felt like I’m failing

You’ve been the rudder

Who’s stopped me from flailing.


I never quite thought

At this job I’d succeed

Yet I’ve managed to flourish

With you as my lead.

But above all else, darling

You taught me to behave

With courage by showing me

I could be brave.

Prose for Thought
Two Tiny Hands
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
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31 Responses to You Taught Me

  1. Beautiful words. Completely how I feel at the moment by since becoming mum a few months back. My baby girl has taught me to be brave for her and to be strong.

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    Rachel x


  2. This is so lovely!It’s surprising how much having a little one changes you and how you have that urge to protect no matter what x #kcacols


  3. laughing mum says:

    love this!! beautiful words, and brilliant rhyming skills… really sweet poem! #abrandnewday


  4. arthurwears says:

    What a lovely poem – I think lots of parents will be able to relate to what you have written! Having a child can make you see things so differently #KCACOLS


  5. twotinyhands says:

    I love your poems you always share a kind of empathy that I agree with. So kind and loving. Thanks for sharing with #abrandnewday

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  6. mackenzieglanville says:

    this is stunning! It is amazing how we teach our children so much, yet they teach us even more about life, about who we are, we are just so lucky. Beautifully written #abrandnewday

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  7. Such a beautiful poem, and such wonderful meaning behind it.

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  8. That’s amazing. So beautifully composed and such a wonderful message. Love it. #Prose4T

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  9. This is beautiful, such fitting words for how I feel about my daughter – she has taught me so much in just a year. xx #abrandnewday

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  10. yummyblogger says:

    Oh so beautiful, you’ve made me smile… And made m wish that I could write like this! Xx

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  11. Just beautiful, your words just seem to flow and the sentiment made me choke up a little #kcacols

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  12. An inspired poem, I nodded along with all of it. Lovely and thought provoking! #proseforthought

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  13. I think we forget that these tiny people change us in ways we can’t imagine, beautifully said x #KCACOLS

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  14. Kerry says:

    That’s so lovely, I really do think that having kids teaches you to be the best version of yourself #KCACOLS

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  15. Absolutely beautiful words and so very true xx #KCACOLS

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  16. Son incredibly sweet! And so true. It’s crazy how much we change and grow with becoming a mommy. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

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  17. caramckee says:

    Aww, that’s just lovely.


  18. THIS! All of this!! What an utterly beautiful poem about motherhood and all it entails. This has to be my favourite of yours so far. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

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  19. Michelle G says:

    Wow, thank you so much for your lovely comment. That’s really fab feedback x


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