the poetry of daniel roest
Your Birthday Card

Some folks make you feel good by telling a joke

And other folks do it by offering a smoke!

Some people tickle you and wear you out.

Still others just talk 'til your head spins about.

Ever notice the people who say, "Hello! What's new?"

And when tell them you do, you don't think they heard you?

Well, we could discuss people 'til we wore out the ear,

And someone wakes us shouting "Happy New Year!"

But I just wanted to say whom I appreciate:

It's those (like you!) who are really great!

Happy Birthday!