If you have read my book, Lovingly Arrogant: From Chaos to Contentment, you will know I get a kick out of writing poetry.
Here is another birthday poem I have written for my younger daughter who is turning 30 next week. Enjoy!
A Birthday Poem for Julia: Part Deux
A year has gone by since I last penned a line
And Julia has aged like a fine vintage wine.
What a year it has been as I’m sure she’ll agree
A roommate named Rachel and an Education degree.
A trip to Cambodia, Thailand and Nam,
Actually on vacation and not on the lam.
Four days of silence at a Buddhist retreat
Her adventurous journey was almost complete.
A stop at a tailor to make her some clothes
She chose some of these and a couple of those.
Flying home first class with champagne to sip
She’s pleased with herself…it was a wonderful trip.
Relaxed and enlightened with nothing to fear
She’s ready to embark on a brand new career
So long Floating Spa and farewell to Moose
It’s time to move on and set this gal loose!
A job teaching tourism to folks from abroad
She believes in discipline but does spare the rod.
Instead she regales them with her charm and her wit
When they step out of line, she tells them to SIT!
She’s easy to love and what’s not to like!
A sexy, young thing with a new motorbike.
She loves being wild and a little bit kooky
Especially when riding her vintage Suzuki.
A definite chick-magnet if I ever did see
With room just for two and freedom makes three.
Yes, life’s coming together in a magical way
With friends, an apartment and regular pay.
She has a sister what loves her and a family that’s new
The world is her oyster…a room with a view.
She believes in good karma but how can that be?
When she makes fun of her mummy and steals her TV!
But all is forgiven as her mum can’t stay mad
She just has to chuckle and admit she’s been had.
Now Julia’s turned thirty, my baby no more
Three decades later, just look at her soar!
I have watched her grow into a woman so bold
With her disarming smile and her hair streaked with gold
She’s not easily bought and can never be sold
With her endless joie de vivre, she shall never grow old!
Happy 30th Birthday, Julia
Love and hugs, Mumsy