Yesterday Daughter

Come and see your yesterday daughter.
She is wearing your sundress like a cape.
Your pearl necklace is her tiara,
caught on her nose, she knows
she is cross eyed, and that you are about to
laugh or cry. You haven’t decided which,
because your yesterday daughter will be here  
tomorrow, but you will be her yesterday  
mother. Setting with the sun,
you will be gone by tomorrow.

About this poem

Yesterday Daughter, published in the anthology "Yesterday" in 2021, is a narrative poem with that reflects on mortality, while exploring the relationship between a mother and daughter.

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Written on 2013

Submitted by nadia.brady95 on September 02, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 387
Words 77
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

Nadia Lynn Brady

Nadia Brady is a writer, educator, and lover of words from Connecticut. With a menagerie of felines and ferrets by her side, her passion for writing has taken her on a remarkable journey. As a poetry prize winner and published author in the Blue Muse and in her own anthology "Yesterday," Nadia's talent and dedication shine through in every word she crafts. For her, writing is not merely an act of self-expression; it is a radical act of self-love with the power to heal, transform, and empower. Nadia writes to remember, resist, and create. Driven by her unwavering passion to share her story, her writing holds a mirror to the bittersweet unfolding of the human experience. Link to "Yesterday." "An eclectic collection of poems that explores the intersection of art and trauma with love and forgiveness." more…

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