A Poem For A Mother's 80th Birthday
Over the sands of time you've travelled.
Across the ocean of life you've sailed.
Through the fog of daily worries,
Your unfailing love's prevailed.
Your light shines from within,
Brighter than the heavenly sky.
The fire in your soul's unquenched,
The flames one can't deny.
Don't measure your life in years
Nor by the number of breaths you take,
For we're blessed by your resounding wisdom
And the memories you continue to make.
In your footsteps I wish to tread,
I want to grow in your direction,
To mirror your warmth and kindness,
Your honesty, integrity and affection.
Your life is truly remarkable,
A lasting legacy you'll surely bestow.
Let's joyfully sing your melody
And forever bask in your glow.
Although you've entered your twilight years,
So much you've done is unsung,
But in your heart, for all eternity,
May you be strong, radiant and young.
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
My name is Clive Saffron, a published poet with the desire to use my writing skills to bring the feel good factor to others. Creating rhyming poetry is my passion and favourite art form and born out of my joy of the English language. For me, it is a wonderful form of catharsis and self-expression. As somebody who likes to sing too, the rhythms and lyrics of so many songs inspire me to play with words and arrange them in metrical patterns to create rhymes. I have established Rhymes For Times to offer a fully personalised, bespoke and rhyming poetry and speech writing service for individuals and businesses worldwide and for any occasion. I always take exceptional care and pride in creating poetry and aim to touch the hearts of those who read it and have them connect with the deeper meaning of my words. It is a highly satisfying feeling to arouse people's emotions with my poetry and make them laugh and cry and put smiles on their faces.