To My Beloved Daughter Melissa (On Your 40th Birthday)

Your voice called out early
  when I needed it most

And you turned me around
  providing great hope

I was lost till you found me
  from the heavens beyond

And the love that you sent
  in my heart would grow strong

I knew it was you
  calling out to me clear

In the depths of my wandering
  your voice was so dear

You opened your heart
  and my spirit was yours

A life we now share
  with each day evermore

As the years have progressed
  our memories have grown

Through marriage and distance
  and grandchildren sewn

You rescued my spirit
  when I needed you most

From my depths of refusal
  you vanquished the ghost

I’ll never be able
  to thank you enough

For the light that you brought me
  your angelic touch

And I still need you now
  more than ever before

To love me and guide me
  to save me once more

From the future you called
  in those darkest of times

My heart yours to reign
 —cherished daughter of mine

(Villanova Pennsylvania: May 2, 2018)
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Kurt Philip Behm

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