For your 12th birthday, daughter
I couldn't say how much you mean to me, How you came to us, filled with glee, Beginning with joy right from the start, Owning the largest of rooms in my heart. Now your mind is so filled with friends; An enlarged childhood stretched at the ends. Your peers are with you today. Your first love will come someday. No matter... when all is said and done, I will be here and we'll have some fun. To Tokyo or New York, you may depart. But you'll always have that room in my heart.