Teach Your Daughter

Image: two pairs of little girls' gumboots, with nasturtium plants growing in them. Text: Teach your daughter her links to the Earth.

Teach Your Daughter

Poem by Iris Carden

Teach your daughter all she can achieve.
The world will teach her all that she can’t.
Help her to know, and to believe,
What she can do when she follows her heart.

Teach your daughter her links to the Earth
the ground she walks on which provides her food.
Teach her the value of water, soil and air, 
things that are clean and true and good.

Teach her about her links to Heaven and hope.
The world will teacher her fear, loss and despair.
Teach her things matter beyond just today.
Teach her of love, joy, compassion and care.

Each year, as she grows, and learns more and more.
Bring out the best from your knowledge-store.
The world will try to fit her to a mould,
Teach her she’s always free to be more.

Show her the path that you have walked,
Where you were right and where you were wrong.
Then stand back to let he walk her on own,
She will go so much further than you have gone.
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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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