Monday, May 18, 2009

Proof of worth


Thirty years have passed since that, your nascent day,
When your papa prayed,
Half a world away;

And now this rain-cooled valley's where we make our stand,
Hand in hand,
Woman and her foolish man;

And at those times when I can't see
How to be who I want to be
The light inside you comes a-shinin' through;
'Cause any fool can plainly see
With a woman like you beside me
Surely something in me must be true;

The gift of love you've given me you can't conceive,
C'est la joie, je vis,
Tu es mon meilleur ami;

And now the far horizon doesn't threaten doom;
See the springtime bloom;
Tapestry upon the loom;

And at those times when I can't see
How to be who I want to be
The light inside you comes a-shinin' through;
'Cause any fool can plainly see
With a woman like you beside me
Surely something in me must be true;

Happy 30th birthday, Maty!

3 comments:

Heather Ann said...

Best wishes to Maty! ^_^
May her next year of life (and beyond) be blessed with joy and happiness!

Spring Thunder's Blog said...

Hey, I love a May 18th birthday person, too!! (My son, Eli).

Happy Birthday, Maty!

Rhonda/Shusli

Dan Binmore said...

Maty must be awesome, she has the best birthday ever!
Dade, that was your best poetry I have read to date, it must be the subject matter. Have you put it to music yet?