Sample -- 30th birthday  

Since you are turning 30,

I’m bringing in my boys

To give you thirty birthday spanks

And confiscate your toys.


  I’ve noticed you maturing, see –

Less hooligan, more dad;

Your tastes run quaint, my coffee date,

From gravy boats to plaid.  


You make a mean bean salad

And a catchy composition;

You’re half of twins but wholly you –

An artist on a mission.  


So welcome this new decade

With the challenges it holds –

And here’s to carp-ing diem

As the coming year unfolds.  


© 2004 Marla Landers-Renouf/Short-Order Verse