May Date My Daughter Poem

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1. After listening to a few poems on Button Poetry I found one that I like, it is titled "To The Boys Who One Day May Date My Daughter" by Jesse Parent. You should be able to surmise what the theme of the poem is about, but it doesn't stop at the "I will kill you if you hurt my daughter" which is a standard fare. Parent does indeed begin by threatening physical harm to those who might hurt his daughter, but he develops the poem to communicate that he has trained her with love and hugs to be able to choose a good man. He says that because of his closeness to his daughter that "he will know if you've hurt her." He places great emphasis on his role as a good father to protect his daughter from being hurt by another man. Finally, he turns
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