Happy birthday.

Live in the moment.
Start making plans.

Here are:
One Two Three Four Things I Am Going To Do
before I am thirty
forty
fifty
Because you told me
Life begins

now,

here’s the thing:

You’ll never be as young as you are right now
You’ll never have so much

(or this much) fun.

You’ll never have so many chances, to choose.
(Believe) you’ll never have nothing.
You have nothing to lose.

There are so many days left.
And you know there’ll be nights.
Make sure that you chase them
or waste them
(you might).

Because you’ll never have so much to live for.

You’ll never have so little past.

You’ll never remember, make memories like this
Make sure you make good ones.
It’s the good ones who last.

This one.

This one is for the poems I started and didn’t finish.
This one is for the things I asked for and the things I didn’t
This one is for the lies you told me and the ones still hidden
This one is for all you gave and for all I’ve given

This one is for the poems I started and didn’t finish.

This one is for the people who loved me and the ones who couldn’t
For the silence I heard from the ones who wouldn’t
For the peace I found when I thought I shouldn’t
For the words I wrote when no-one was looking

This one is for the poems I started.

A poem for my dog, to be read to the tune of Lou Reed ‘Perfect Day’.

Just a perfect day,
Wake up to a little bark,
And then later,
When we’re in the park, you do a poo.
Just a perfect day,
Go walking, find perfect views
And I buy you
A toy to chew: it’s a bone.
Oh, it’s such a perfect day,
I’m glad I spent it with you,
Oh such a perfect day
You keep pulling me along
Until all the treats are gone.
Just a perfect day
I don’t have to take my phone.
And you chase a ball I’ve thrown,
And bring it back.
Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
But then you heard someone yell
And ran away.
Oh, it’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you,
Oh, such a perfect day
You don’t dig up someone’s lawn
Or sick up day old prawns.

You only eat just what you’re told
You only eat just what you’re told
You only eat just what you’re told
You only eat just what you’re told