Sometimes it is lovely to write a special poem for a friend to mark a significant event. Here is one I’ve written for a 60th birthday. If you’d like to use it please feel free – I only ask for credit and a donation to www.saidiacc.org. If you’d like to commission me to write a personal poem or sonnet just email me at email@example.com and we can work on it together.
FOR A FRIEND’S 60TH BIRTHDAY
LIVING FEARLESSLY by Briony Bax
Through all the years of families and work,
of travels, husbands, sisters, pets and home.
Lovers, divorces and the demons we cannot shirk –
our patchwork ways of living – see what we’ve sewn.
And through the years our friendship stays strong,
though distance weaves her inevitable spell.
Now dear friend let all self-doubt be gone,
your intelligence and strength will serve you well.
What adventures will we have from here?
How will we use this precious time?
Grab the future – let us ditch our fear.
Just do the things you want. Don’t toe the line.
So, raise a glass to courage and heed the rallying call.
To living fearlessly, the muse that conquers all.