Happy Birthday

Posted on Feb 15, 2011 in Poetry, Writing

Tack up the ribbons,
the banners, with tape,
Set the table with tablecloth,
bright cups and plates.
Tell Grandma it’s time to bring in the cake.
Let all the faces crowd round you,
smiling and singing.
Happy Birthday so loud,
your ears are ringing.
Blow out the candles
with closed eyes and wish.
Pass ’round the cake
on bright, party dish.