Birthdays are so grand.
Fam-ly, surprises and cake
The tears sting my eyes
While laughter sings from within
Sad that it means I’m now old.
Limerick by the Sea
A day on the beach is all right.
On chairs in the sun we sit tight.
‘Til waves come so near
We rush off in fear
How nice to have wings for our flight.
How sad are the goodbyes!
Even though we know they’re coming
The time together never seems enough.
Yet in the eternal scheme of things
Our comings and our goings
Our meetings and our partings
Are ordered for our benefit.
Time, to those with faith, does not exist.
There is only the eternal now
And the now is sufficient for me.