A Birthday Wish
Blessings and wishes poured in tonnes
He promised. “I’ll come home early today”
For it was a special, twas my birthday
Mum said, “May you live to see a million suns”
As I donned my pompous attire,a princess to be
He called me, “Darling,I’m leaving now”
My heart knew no bounds, I pranced in glee O how!!
Dressed at my best for Daddy to see
But all changed, after that dreaded phone ring
They said, “He is no more”, it was over in a flash
Motionless he lay there, in a highway crash
While I waited eagerly, “Happy birthday”, he’d sing
Of fallen petals, over floating ashes
My dreams shattered, with melting birthday wishes.Link to check rhyming scheme it is [abba cddc effe gg – iambic pentameter, English or Shakespearean] http://reyeseng.org/Sonnet.html This poem is a Sonnet by form, elegy by nature.