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Happy birthday, daughter (haiku chain)

All my life’s mistakes
Forgiven by your presence
The best I could give

I feel very proud
Of your brilliance, your beauty
Within and without

The celebration
Each day rather than just one
So glad to know you

Shine on, Little Star
Live well and to the fullest
Be freely happy

May all goodness thrive
Like flowers in the garden
Throng throughout your life

Daughter, I love you
And in every passing year
Find only more cause

Happy day of birth
In you, my life’s best effort
Shines forth in the world

(MP3 Available: Happy Birthday Daughter)