Tuesday, July 10, 2012

On the night you were born





On the night you were born,

The moon smiled with such wonder

that the stars peeked in to see you

and the night wind whispered,

"Life will never be the same."




Because there had never been anyone like you...

ever in the world.


So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain

that they whispered the sound of your wonderful name.

(Truly, because it stormed that day!)


It sailed through the farmland

high on the breeze...


Over the ocean...
And through the trees...


Until everyone heard it
and everyone knew
of the one and only ever you.


Not once had there been such eyes,
such a nose,
such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.


When the polar bears heard,
they danced until dawn.

From faraway places,
the geese flew home.

The moon stayed up until
morning the next day.
And none of the ladybugs flew away.


So whenever you doubt just how special you are



and you wonder who loves you, how much and how far,



listen for geese honking in the sky.
(They're singing a song to remember you by.)


Or notice the bears asleep at the zoo.
(It's because they've been dancing all night for you!)



Or drift off to sleep to the sound of the wind.
(Listen closely...it's whispering your name again!)


If the moon stays up until morning one day,
or a ladybug lands and decides to stay,
or a little bird sits at your window awhile,
it's because they're all hoping to see you smile...



For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
has the world ever known a you, my friend,
and it never will, not ever again...


Heaven blew every trumpet
and played every horn
on the wonderful, marvelous
night you were born

Happy Birthday to the sweetest, smartest, little goof-ball we could have imagined. I think you hung the moon every day.



*Poem from On the Day you Were Born by Debra Frasier

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