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A Magical Birthday

Just one of many poems I have written to my wonderful wife, Ruthy, over the years. Poetry to many of us is a kind of disease contracted early on in life and such that we try not to inflict too much on our friends and acquaintances – so here’s an easy going one.

A Magical Birthday

This is the day
when the sun
is creamy;
when the sea ripples
tirelessly,
playing with the
riotous pebbles –
in a gentle way.

This is the day
when the clouds
are fluffy
and the cheeky breeze
teases
your struggling curls.

This is the day
when the trees
sway joyfully,
tempting the leaves
to a rustling riot.

But wait…
here comes the moon,
and far too soon –
defying the rules
in a magical display;
what a magical day.

Written by: Mike Brightman

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Mike Brightman

Started in Law then Local Government, Civil Service, Business World then had a massive breakdown - eyes opened and spent the last 16 years in the Charity World full time and now semi-retired volunteering for Windsor Hill Wood, Shepton Mallet and part time "work" at the Bishop's Palace Wells, amongst other activities. Avid book reader, humourist, poet; written and published under different names poems and articles. First ebook published in August - "The Mystery Factor" = a fast paced feelgood mystery/love story with Mafia connections set on the mythical Greek Island of Scythia - based on beautiful Spetses. Written the second and seeking publishers = "The Cock Never Crows" - a wild romp where laughter is compulsory (!) - around Gestonbury - based on Glastonbury in Somerset only not as you know it.

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