I press the flowers to my thudding heart
Red they are, like the blood in my veins
Drinking in deeply the fresh scented air
So silver it is, the moonbeam that shines
Look beyond the walls, I whisper to myself
Relish the blue hue sprawled across the night
Velvety trees seem to show off their leaves
Behold Nature, spring in her step, stars bright
It has always been this way, time standing still
The days are golden, sunlight sweeping the sky
They admit that I can bend all colors to my will
A power bestowed upon me; I am not sure why
Dreams find me in every waking moment
I paint the world in a way no one can try
I see what they miss, my eyes are so intent
They own some riches that money can’t buy
He finds his birthday girl thus, again bowled
My frozen fingers grazing a thick black curl
Hold on, I am now feeling a tight blindfold
‘You just wait dear, a surprise will soon unfurl’
For it is time to see this special day’s presents
Me first, me first, mom and dad are screaming
As they stand nearby, my crazy loving parents
The matter’s settled soon, and they are beaming
I sense in excitement that I’m oddly going cold
Oh this aura of mystery is such sweet torment
I wait as the cool cloth gives way, fold by fold
How he takes his own time, gentle and patient
The coolly ticking seconds seem like ages, I think
Voila, it feels so good to break free of soft shell
Sweet lord! I see the world firsthand, gasp and blink
And why our tears are all spilling, I just can’t tell…
You can feel the sun warming your skin!
Today is not meant for staying in!
And the birds will accompany!
Let yourself go weak in the knee!
Get the child in you up on swings!
Chase a train!
Someone might return your winks!
Try to whistle!
Feel your lips spreading in a smile!
Let your hair loose once a while!
Roll in grime!
Muddy faces can be winsome too!
Look at clouds!
Let them cast their spell on you!
Be with friends!
If anyone needs to have fun, it’s you!
Set sail! Head out! Buckle up! Get going! Turn around! Sing aloud! Run hard! Laugh harder!
Play games! Play pranks! Taste rain! Chase a train! Try to whistle! Get tickled! Blow bubbles!
Toss pebbles! Forget time! Roll in grime! Watch butterflies! Look at clouds! Be with friends! Open presents!
If anyone deserves a life, it’s you!
You there, that magical
Cologne he favours,
Sharp, fresh and easy
To define his morning
Revealing a little later
Subtle notes of jasmine
A very loving scent
Reminding me well
Of his vibrant smiles
Signing off with amber
Teasing my senses
Or is it musk?
I can’t wait for dusk
I enjoy seeing him
Off to work, whistling
It is an experience
That enchants me, excites me
Watching a man merry
Embracing life like that.
I miss that much of him
When he is out, but
I can savour at leisure,
His presence in absence
You ensure that, Cologne.
I owe you a lot, for
Your fragrance is unique
Just like him, and it
Leaves me longing too,
I want more of him.