Happy Birthday, Millet!
About this poem: Millet and I met in college and have been good friends since despite distance (she lives in Canada now, and I in Guam). On one of her birthdays, she demanded that I write her a poem...hence, this poem, which I posted on her Facebook account as a greeting on May 19, 2016.
So it's your birthday
And you demanded a greeting
No stickers, no one-liners
A long-winded one, not fleeting
"What for?" I ask
"Basta, I want," you say
And that about sums up
Us two, we have our way
We met about thirty years ago
As teens so innocent, so young
Stayed together regardless
We live life with a bang
After kids and many pounds in between
Tears and laughter still abound
Stronger and better together
Whether love is lost or found
Funny and blatantly honest
Exacting the best of each of us
You are truly a gem
A friendship so strong, it lasts
So I oblige and send you this greeting
And wish you all the best
Sige na nga... Happy Birthday!!!
You deserve it all, not a jest
Hahahappy birthday, Milletski!!!