28 June 2008

Tara, Birthday Girl


Aha, another 21st today;
greetings queen of flippancy
approval’s seal is barking at the door
with gifts & flowers & more
surprises than a girl your age
can gladly take with ease –
but pleased you are for sure.

Remembering the first remains
a treasured memory,
sixteen going on twenty one –
recalled across the years
as treasured, happy days with
each a vivid scene - but counted
surreptitiously, oh Heavens,
that makes me...
Why, just 21 again!
© 1 June 2008, I. D. Carswell

Actually Poet Tara McHale is, give or take a year, 21... or thereabouts