Special Occasion Poems

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 brionybax@yahoo.com and we can work on it together.



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.

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