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