Written by: Frank Guglietta

today you turn 16.
Oh the years have passed, while
you and I age together,
            I see your hair blowing 
in the wind.
Innocent as a 

Beautiful as a lady.

I imagine your smile
Your brown eyes,
I dream of your voice,
           as I listen to your 
silent messages

Do you live through me?
Do you guide me?

Why couldn’t I scold you when wrong?
Teach you lessons,

Tease your pimples,
Chase away boys

You are beautiful 
You are free
Your name is Angelica.
you are my angel

   I met you once,
but I’ve known you forever.