For My Granddaughter on her 18th Birthday
There is nothing much to say
that has not been said in the past
but some is worth repeating
to make the memory last.
We wish you the best on your Birthday
and all the year through
hoping passing time brings smiles
with little rendering you blue.
You have been transformed
a result of life and of time
from my personal Monkey Doodle
to a young woman, so sublime.
We wish you the best
on the occasion of your birth
and offer you this little ditty
laced with a bit of mirth.
Enjoy your day for all it’s worth
and approach life without thoughts of fear
knowing that both of us,
for you , are always near.