Juan Olivarez

(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

My Daughter Is Beautiful


My daughter is beautiful
I once told a friend.
A woman friend.

She responded with
I don't know
Your daughter
I have never seen her.

As if knowing
Or having seen my daughter
Was a prerequisite
For beauty.

As if my daughter's beauty
Was somehow connected
To her approving eye.
poor deluded woman.

5/27/14
ALTON TEXAS

Submitted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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  • Smoky Hoss (6/8/2014 11:07:00 AM)

    Amen, and right-on! I have two wonderful, phenomenal, beautiful daughters, so I completely understand, and agree. Excellent poem Juan. (Report) Reply

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