To Linda on her 25th Birthday

Many lines have been written

And many songs sung

About feelings of father and son.

But I don't recall any

That tell of the tears

And the joys that are many

A mother and daughter share through the years.

A Flood of memories comes to my mind

All tossed together with smiles

And we've only begun,

My daughter and I,

To enjoy one another's lifestyles.

She's half my age, this birthday today,

Though I'm sometimes half of hers.

And I have a daughter,

Lovely and kind,

A beautiful spirit,

And best friend of mine.




June 28, 1975