The candles are aglow on your birthday cake,
where a wish awaits for only you to make,
a cascade of confetti thrown by many a friend,
balloons and flowers, gifts and parties without end,
a year filled with new smiles and never a tear,
and with many heartfelt words of good cheer,
like those I have written right here on the page,
a happy birthday to you no matter what your age!
I wish you the happiest of birthdays, Linda! :)
Written for Poet Destroyer's "Birthday Girl" contest.
(Yet, I meant every word of it!)