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For My Daughter

When I die choose a star
And name it after me
That you may know
I have not abandoned
Or forgotten you.
You were such a star to me,
Following you through birth
And childhood, my hand
In your hand.

When I die
Choose a star and name it
After me so that I may shine
Down on you, until you join
Me in darkness and silence
Together.

Poem For My Daughter - David Ignatow