Maddie is her mother’s daughter.
It’s her petite frame,
the pointy nose,
and a mouth that mirrors her mother’s smile.
Maddie is her daddy’s daughter.
Those hazel eyes,
her fair skin that easily burns in the sun,
expensive taste that enjoys the finest life has to offer.
Maddie is her gram’s girl.
A knack for decorating cakes,
kindness that spills from the heart,
or the sizable purse she carries over her shoulder.
Maddie is her pa’s granddaughter.
There’s the fierce sense of determination,
her ability to assist others in need,
an everlasting love for man’s best friend.
Maddie is her nana’s girl.
The creativity that flows,
an artistic niche that proves amazing abilities,
an eye for all that is unique.
Maddie is her pappy’s granddaughter.
Always on time,
if not a bit early,
or impatient waiting for others.
twenty-one years have flown by!
You’ve captured the best of the best,
a perfect blend,
a shining star,
the Maddie we all love!
Ode to Lynne for sharing the “Everybody Says” Dorothy Aldis in Songs of Myself compiled by Georgia Heard.
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What a lovely love song to Maddie! How time flies… Happy Birthday, Maddie!
What a beautiful tribute to your Maddie! (I hope you save a copy for her!!) Maddie inherited the best from all who love her. She is a lucky girl!
What a wonderful tribute to your daughter! I love the format. I may borrow, if that’s okay 🙂
Thank you! Please feel free to borrow or shall I say “steal like an artist”!
Happy Birthday to Maddie. Your poem is a portrait of a beautiful young lady with all of her connections to family. The frame you use, Amy, captures the personality of your daughter in the images of those who are closest to her. Wishing you a great day!
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl! I’m sure she will treasure the connections to family you have made for her. And thanks for sharing with us, too.
A beautiful tribute to Maddie and all of the people who made her the exceptional young woman she is. Happy Birthday, Maddie.
Amy, I love everything about your beautiful tribute to Maddie and also to those most important people who are her roots. Thank you for sharing. Happy 21st, Maddie!
You must frame that and give Maddie as a present. What a truly special gift. Three cheers and happy birthday!
Thank you! One of the perks of blogging is that I’m able to capture and share moments like this.
A wonderful poem for your beautiful daughter, Amy! I hope it is going in a frame along with the photo you’ve posted. The gift of writing is the best gift one can give – its true worth cannot be measured. I read your poem twice. Now, I am thinking, when my goddaughters (twins) turn 27 this July, they deserve a poem. I can’t believe I have never written them one. Thanks, Amy. You gave me the inspiration I needed!
Thanks, Lynne. I got the inspiration from your post several weeks ago. 😊
What a sweet tribute to a beautiful girl – and a lovely family! Twenty-one years does fly by so awfully fast, doesn’t it? This is also a poignant reminder of how we carry within us the best of those who came before us.
Thank you, Fran. I can’t believe how quickly the time had passed. I’m happy to be able to capture these moments.
Oh, they grow up far too quickly. I love how the thread of family runs throughout your poem. Such a gift to Maddie and those who love her. Happy Belated, Maddie!