Every Parent Will Relate to Beyoncè’s Poem About Daughter Blue Ivy


Beyonce, Jay Z and their daughter, Blue Ivy, share a moment
onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 24 in Inglewood,

The love Beyoncè radiates for her daughter, Blue Ivy, was on display at the MTV VMAs when the “Flawless” singer got teary-eyed while baby Blue cheered “Yeah, Mommy!”

Now, the 32-year-old entertainer has penned a poem to describe this mother-daughter bond, in a four-page spread for CR Fashion Book.

Grab a tissue, parents. Here’s Beyoncé’s poem, which will remind you
just how much you care for your kids and why you want the world to be a
better place for them:

It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest muse.

There’s someone, we all find out soon,

more important than ourselves to lose.

I feel a deep bond with young children —

all those photos in my dressing room —

especially those who’ve been stricken,

Children I’ve met across the years —

they uplift me like pieces of moon,

and guide me, whispering in my ear

I’m turned to spirits, the emotions of others.

And I feel her presence all the time

though I never met my grandmother.

I learned at a very young age,

when I need to tap some extra strength,

to put my persona, Sasha, on stage.

Though we’re different as blue and red,

I’m not afraid to draw from her

in performance, rifts, even in bed.

I saw a TV preacher when I was scared,

at four or five, about bad dreams,

who promised he’d say a prayer

If I put my hand to the TV.

That’s the first time I remember prayer,

an electric current humming through me.

You call me a singer, but I’m called to transform,

to suck up the grief, anxiety, and loss

of those who hear me into my song’s form.

I’m a vessel for all that isn’t right,

for break-ups and lies and double-cross.

I sing into that vessel a healing light.

To let go of pain that people can’t bear.

I don’t do that myself, I call in the light.

I summon God to take me there.

Utopias, they don’t much interest me.

I always mess things up a bit.

It’s chaos, in part, that helps us see.

But for my daughter I dream a day

when no one roots for others to fail,

when we all mean what we say.

There’s no better time to use Blue Ivy’s “Yeah, Mommy” Vine than this very moment:

BONUS: 10 Flawless Moments From Beyonce and Jay Z’s ‘On the Run’ Tour

On the Run Tour Photos


1. Beyonce woke up

Set list:

1. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”

2. “Upgrade U”

3. “Crazy in Love”

4. “Show Me What You Got”

5. “Diamonds are Forever”

Image: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

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