Happy Birthday, Collin!!
Off to the Iceland tundra…off with the Wild In-Laws!
Off to volcanic hot springs…trodden by foxes’ paws.
Savor its island culture, landscapes stark and spare…
Rooted in simple pleasures, survival their greatest care.
Enter a Celebration…twenty-sixth Natal Day!
Shared with clear-eyed strangers one half an ocean away.
Cake and ice cream?
I doubt it!
Don’t even waste a minute:
Choose some Cuisine Icelandic…jam a few candles in it!
Make a new batch of memories…experience travel’s gifts;
Recalling them ever after, helps a limp spirit lift.
Meanwhile, at home there’s family…lustily toasting your birth,
Praising the day their Collin fell from a stork to Earth!
“Thump!” rang the landing bundle, its swaddling blankets unfurled,
“Humph!” said the bird, “Here is my gift to a needy digital world!”
But, whether you’re rich and famous…or end up a well-known name,
I celebrate your arrival on Earth,
Because I’m so glad you came!
Written with Love…just for you
By The Q.O.E.
July 21, 2019