AC (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

A Strictly Not A Poem Birthday Greeting For Tara

It is late afternoon
this first day of winter -
electric cold and amber warm.
Long shadows dapple
and the light twinkles.

It is your morning,
your first of summer morning,
your birthday morning -
dear Tara McHale.

Your compassion and tenderness
have lifted my spirit
time and time again.

Your pain and tears
have touched me
beyond words.

Your poems
reveal your life -
with honesty and charm.

Your comments
seduce without flattery
and inspire me to write.

Your hundreds of messages
are always 'interesting'
and often make my day.

The last year's soap opera
has challenged you -
demanded monumental courage

and patience from you,
but now you've turned the corner
and sweet love beckons...

Dear Tara,
poet princess,
spiritual child,
Have a Happy, Happy Birthday.

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Comments (12)

Well thought out, with warmth, love, friendship. Birthdays are the most important day for anyone...only on this particular day, appeared for the first time in the whole universe, a person called Tara(inser your own name, now) , never has been, or will be, another Tara. No other day, or holiday, is as important for a person! Good, good, good! xxElysabeth
Way to go, Alison! ! I raise my coffee mug in toast to Tara, Alison and all the rest in our poetic community.
Wonderful. You've absolutely hit the spot there. Ez X
Sweet, sincere and fond. Lucky Tara.
tenderly felt and written for our surrogate daughter Tara. However, I'm going to add this butch Aussie salutation - 'avagoodone' Love you Tara Kate, Jez
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