Friday, August 5, 2016

Birthday Wish

                              for Dawn Kamerling

What can I give someone who is so gifted?
   Kingdoms are toys to those who wear a crown.
You can make sad-eyed strangers feel uplifted.
   You can do anything, except slow down.
For there’s a laughing girl in you who’s fearless
   And always puts some other person first.
If it makes your friends happy, she'll be cheerless.
   She’ll serve them drinks while she’s dying of thirst.
That wild, free girl who wears you like a dress
   Deserves more than to be a castaway—
So I wish her the gift of happiness;
   A place of safety, innocence and play;
      And no one in the world she has to please
      Except a laughing girl who skins her knees.


Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells


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