My birthday in a far off land,
Is something great and truly grand,
Yet one year past, not even planned,
That on this shore I now would stand.
A day that’s warm, with sunshine too,
Gentle breeze from the sea my cue,
To see the beauty which is not few,
It’s just right there, within my view.
What can I do upon this day?
Enjoy it now, is what I say,
And as I watch, a dove at play,
Cooing to me, Happy Birthday!
© 2019 Steve McLeod.