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Poetry

The Autograph Book

(For Auburn)

As you grow up to be a lady
And begin to face the world
Know that, in my eyes
You are Daddy's little girl
And if on some occasion
This old world seems to treat you bad,
You can always turn to
My little girl's dad.

And even after I've become
A simple name upon some stone
Turn your weary thoughts to me
And know you're not alone
For I will be there with you
In your heart you'll feel my touch,
Take happy reassurance knowing
I love my little girl so much.

And when your time is near
To pass through those pearly gates
Remember that a father's love
Survives time, calendars and dates
Lightly step across the threshold
Into that perfect world
And I shall be there waiting
For Daddy's little girl