To my daughters on Daughter’s Day

I may not get you the sun and moon

or everything your hearts desire

but if I could, I would

and you know that full well, my deer

I wish you the strength to be in the world

but not worldly

fleet-footed like deer

to escape from its snares

when and whereit’s needed

yet brave enough to take it on

full throttle

life’s challenges

and come through victorious

Whatever happens, remember

there is one person

after the One above

who thinks you are the best

whatever the rest think

and always will be

whatever the test

whatever grades or marks you get

who will always only see

you are both A plus

& a hundred upon hundred.

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

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