My Daughter Forever and Always

October 26, 2012
By LittleMei BRONZE, Austin, Texas
LittleMei BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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She carried me in her womb
For nine months I was being formed
All alone by herself my Mother hid
Hiding her daughter that grew inside.

July 11th 1997 I was born
My Mother and Father wept
Holding onto their first born
Their daughter
My name is Dai-Jun

Two weeks later My Mother and Father mourn
Wrapped in a blanket and placed in a basket
One last hug and kiss
Before getting whisked away
Into the darkness I am carried

Down the street of Dai Shan in Nanchang.
She places my basket down on the street
Kissing my hands, head and feet

She says “Goodbye” and quickly fades in to the darkness.
On the street of Dai-Shan a little girl lays
So helpless and vulnerable
Wrapped up in a blanket so delicate and neat
Her Mother watches from afar
She wants to go and get her little girl

This little girl gets whisked to the orphanage.
So many little girls
All abandoned
All without a family.

The Mother goes back to her village
Going to the room where her daughter was born
She weeps as she holds a picture close to her heart.

The Father sung to his daughter every night he could.
Holding her close as possible he rocked
And swayed her
Singing and kissing his first born daughter.

Every year on Dai-Jun’s birthday the parents’ morn and cry
Not knowing if their daughter is okay or even alive.
The parents hold a picture of her and whisper
“You are our Daughter Forever and Always”

The author's comments:
The thing that inspired me about writing am it brings out so much emotion and feelings that maybe some people feel but can’t always express. My intention for this book is to inspire people to adopt or for kids that are adopted open up about their adoption and be proud that they were chosen and are loved. I hope people get a better understanding of what life in a communist government is like and they want to explore more into their adoption and background.

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This article has 7 comments.

on Nov. 6 2012 at 4:27 pm
jewelrygirl9 BRONZE, Durham, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not expect of others what you are unwilling to do yourself."

-Eleanor Roosevelt

aww... thats beautifu;!

on Nov. 6 2012 at 3:28 pm
LittleMei BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Thank you so much :)

on Nov. 6 2012 at 11:13 am
casperwatson PLATINUM, West Hartford, Connecticut
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This writing is phenominal, It's very touching and filled with emotion, Great job. 5 stars  

on Nov. 5 2012 at 8:00 pm
LittleMei BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Thanks :) 

on Nov. 5 2012 at 7:59 pm
lovlondonbri BRONZE, Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Its very detailed good job. :)

on Nov. 5 2012 at 3:20 pm
LittleMei BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Yes this is a true story. I am the adopted daughter. I was adopted at 13 months

on Nov. 5 2012 at 3:16 pm
LittleStormWriterGG SILVER, Malvern, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein
Smile, laugh, love. :)

That's really really really sad... D; Is it a true story about you?  


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