Sunday, July 9, 2017

Birthday Poem

Birthday Poem for Linda Rose

Can you imagine this?

We get to celebrate you and your birthday
In High Summer
When the day lilies line the lanes of Geauga County,
And the blue chicory sing out the joy of being alive,
Daisies and black-eyed Susans add their pop to the landscape,
Peace Rose rises,
And Lake Erie sparkles and glows in July sun . . .

And we sing thanks for your sweet life
And constant gifts of kindness and goodness

To your children,
Your grandchildren (who love you to the moon and back),
Your friends and family,
To the hungry, homeless, and lonely,

And to me, lucky dog, so amazed by your constant love and care . . . 

O Linda,
We celebrate your birthday 

and your blessèd life!

                                                Bob Coughlin / July 7, 2017

To see the poems I read at the July 8, 2017 Poetry in the Park program,
click here.


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