Grace, beauty, elegance, she has it all,
just as I had when I was a teenager;
I captured everyone's love and attention
now it is her turn to do the same.
I would never believe in genetics
but now she is the essence of our lineage:
our grandmother, our mother
myself and now she - we are all of a kind;
pretty when young, loving when older.
Let me tell you more about Ana Paula:
she is like a lamp always burning bright,
she is not only intelligent but also wise.
Sometimes she tells me "It is Saturday
and I don't like to go to college on Saturdays"
- that's what every teenager likes to say,
yet she never misses her classes.
Her smile is so mystic just like Mona Lisa's,
there is that strangeness in her smile;
it is not easy for a child to smile
when grief is prevalent in her heart.
I try hard to make up for the loss,
I do everything I can to help her
through the sadness she feels
but she is quite brave, herself,
how I wish her father was here to see her grow.
Ana Paula is such a determined girl
that on future path which she will walk
I am so certain success will always be her reward
and as years will pass and I will be gone
she will replace me and be the lamp of love in our family.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem