Green and black and silver honed,
Unto great art are your words loaned:
Excite the mind, enrich the life,
Always a smile, even in strife.
We speak not now of god made good,
But rather of the one we should,
Whose arduous art would drive away
All our doubts, and leave us to say
That as it stands, we are the ones blessed
To have known such a one and stood by her test.
And so have have I come forth this day,
To remind you in poetic way
That it is you we come see—
For surely it can’t only be me—
Enchanted by your words and soul
Fulfilled and feeling all the more whole
To know such a one in this world thrives
And such is how memory survives.
So in your glory, we’ll raise our glass!
(And if you didn’t like this poem—KISS MY ASS!)
Fondest birthday wishes to a young woman who truly deserves them. Amber, you’ve been a bright point of light on my dash since the first time we met: You stood by me when things got dark, and I am lucky beyond all reckoning to still count you as a friend and partner. I know—doesn’t everyone?—that adulthood is scary, but you are ready for it. It will come to you in due time, and you’ll exceed all your hopes and expectations, I just know it. Thank you, for being a true friend, for sharing yourself with the world, for everything you’ve done for this community and everything you will do for the world.
Remember: Head up! Ears open! Chin high! And smile, because you’re so much more than you know.
Outofmagic: You know something?
You are just… one of the best people I’ve had the privilege of meeting on this website. I love talking to you. I love our crazy plots (and yes, Glitch and Loki are coming in like a wrecking ball, son) and I love just getting to know you. You’re so sweet and kind and everyone should have a friend just like you. You make the world a bit brighter and that is something so special to someone like me.
This poem and kind words… I’m not going to lie about it, I’m tearing up just reading them and I’m going to probably print them up and hang them above my desk so I have a fresh bit of motivation whenever I’m feeling down. This means so much to me, thank you, darling, thank you.