Twelve Candles

Twelve Candles to celebrate
Each year of your life,
May your birthday today
Bring you joy, no strife.

From baby to pre-teen
You've journeyed through life's maze,
And are becoming a unique person
That never ceases to amaze.

Twelve badges of honour
Earned in your Game of Life to date,
Each step of the way
Strewn with your many amusing traits.

You're funny, witty and
An entertainer of girls,
You can be serious and mature
With flashes of wisdom like pearls.

You're creative, a thinker and
Your ideas can make me step back,
Then you break into one of your funny acts
That really, really make me laugh!

You're a son in a million
And a good friend too,
Go on with your life's journey,
Holding your head high as you do.

Happy Birthday son!


This was written for my son's 12th birthday,  22nd December 2011


  1. Happy Birthday to your boy, I am sure that it was a good one! :)

  2. @ Di: Thanks Di, it's been a difficult 2 weeks for him but yes, it was a good birthday :-)

    xx Jazzy

  3. To a son in a million from a Mum in a million. xxx Merry Christmas to you all!

  4. What a great piece of writing and tribute to your gorgeous boy. Hope he had a brilliant birthday. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

  5. Happy Birthday to the birthday boy :) And yes he can be very very funny and glad that he is a good friend too xx

  6. @Midlife Singlemum: Ah...thank you :-) And a very Merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous girl. xx

    @Colette:Thankk you so much, means a lot as it's my first attempt at a poem! It could have gone either way bi=ut despite school issues he had a BRILLIANT day:-)

    @Blue Sky: Thanks... he really IS funny, isn't he?! He is a good friend. I hope you can read between the lines on this post ;-)

    Thank you all so much for your comments :-0

    xx Jazzy

  7. Wishing Mark a very Happy Birthday!

    best wishes from Murray, Clive and all the gang here!

  8. I hope he had a good birthday with all the Holiday happenings going on.

    Give him an extra squeeze for me, can you?

  9. @Clive: Thanks so much Fiona :-)

    @Lizbeth: He did Lizbeth. He said it was the best ever and wants the samenext year! I will of course pass on your squeezy hug! Thanks;-)

    Thanks foryour comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

  10. I hope he had a great birthday and Christmas.

    Your poem is lovely Val

    Helen Murray

  11. Happy Day of Birth to both of you. Well done for raising such a lovely boy Jazzy xx

  12. @Anonymous: He did indeed, thanks Helen!

    @Lisadom Grace App: Thank you so much Lisa, means a lot :-)

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy


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