I'm Walt. And I'm Marie Elena.
This is the collaboration of two kindred spirits; partners in rhyme;
"the best friends we've never met."
All "Across the Lake. Eerily."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


A woman in charge,
barging into life with ambition,
a condition she's served well
in twenty-five years, that's my "Mel".
Confident and secure, demure
to make a princess curse.
My first born and my best
critic. Mimicked, but never duplicated.
I've waited all these years to see,
the younger version of me
in a prettier package. Glad to be Dad.
Happy Birthday, Kid!



  1. "...me in a prettier package..." You make me smile! Wonderful tribute, "Dad." God grant your Mel many, many blessed years ahead of her.

    Photo, please? ;)

  2. Beautiful tribute to your daughter! And happy birthday to her... she celebrates it on a good day :)