I'm sorry, Debs, to write this poem so late!
I needed time to think what to create!
I give you couplets now that number eight
with birthday thoughts I’ve mono-rhymed with “ate.”
I’ll tell you first that I appreciate
your poetry; I think that it is great!
With clever use of words you fascinate
and offer models all can emulate.
I also love the way that you relate
to people; different views you tolerate!
Respected by your peers, you gravitate
to truth and knowledge, and you educate.
You make an effort to facilitate
good dialogue, avoiding words of hate.
I’ll finish with some wishes. . . Hope you ate
an awesome cake and had a perfect date!
May Karma smile on you and satiate
your life with bliss so joy will be your fate!
And lastly, with this new year on your plate,
be glad, like me, you cannot procreate!