Happy Birthday Elizabeth

The cycle of the moon

Sometime it's so bright it turns night into day

Sometimes it just doesn't want to play

It seems to disappear

It's gone from my view

Leaving me lost

With a sense of not knowing quite what to do

I see that our friendship

Has followed the same course

It has waxed and now waned

But like the moon

Friendships never really end

Though I am not sending you letters

Or asking how you feel about some strange thought

Not wondering how you'll react

Or if I've crossed some invisible mark

You will forever be in my thoughts

Wishing you well

Hoping the hard road you've traveled

Has brought you to a blissful place

Where the madness

The insanity of the past

Finally released

Consumed by the nothingness of forgetting

A place where good memories find their way home

Safe in your heart

Warming your soul

A place where bad memories lose their way

They've played their part and exit the stage

The future is there

A welcome embrace

Your story

As it continues to unfold

Written by you

Where you have your own say

Setting your sights on what's to come

Blessed with a second chance

Living in rhythm

Enjoying life's dance

I hope every sunrise

Brings rays of welcome to a new day

I hope every sunset

Brings a smile with new memories tucked away

I hope you enjoy your birthday

I hope you have a great day

From a friend this day


David Gray