Happy Birthday 


Time is speeding by 

Another birthday draws near 

So now I must say something 

Before you shed a tear 


I know you said you “would have 

But life’s commitments came to bear 

And now you know you “could have 

When at first you ‘came aware 

Now looking back to “should have 

Is not the place to be 

Not counting all the other things 

That you have yet to see 


And yes I know, a birthday poem 

Should never make you cry 

Remember now, life’s oh so short 

Stop before you pass it by 

©  Sailor  April, 2004 (for Mis Patty)