To My Youngest Daughter on her 18th Birthday
I like your face with shining eyes
I cannot stop to stare.
It's real fun to recognize
How much, my girl, we share.
Not only the way you look!
I feel the hidden link
In everything you gently took,
The way you speak and think.
You look like me, but what a joke –
Here is a great improvement
In every feature, every stroke,
In all your grace and movement!
You are eighteen… I'm feeling blue.
I'm happy, lonely, sad…
Your road ahead is calling you,
I stay behind - your dad.
But I believe, whereas you leave,
We always be best friends –
Until the Sun would stop to shine,
Until the World ends.