Friday, May 22, 2009

A Birthday Sonnet for those celebrating today and everday!

The Party

The cottage is flowing with excitement
Friends and Family hiding everywhere,
Covered with bows and ribbons wait presents
Cake adorned with Happy Birthday sits there.
The imminent arrival is trying,
Guests’ patience grows quiet and jittery.
Time slowly moves forward as a phone rings
The hostess quickly garners joyful glee
The guest of honor comes round the corner
Decked out in womanly church finery
Reaching the entrance like a sad mourner
Tugging the door open for all to see.

Shouts of Happy Birthday arrive to hear
Face beaming radiant with glowing cheer.

Robert Dodson
May 22, 2009
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