Treasure Island

Louisa Lawson

(1848-1920)

A Birthday Wish


Oh, could I as I lift this pen
Mark out thy destiny,
I would have thee happy now as when
Nurs'd at thy mother's knee.
I would have thee cherish'd, free from harm
On this eventful morn,
Bless'd and content, with brow as calm
As the hour that thou wer't born.
On a peaceful pillow thou wouldst sleep,
Thy dreams should pleasant be ;
Would God, I had the power to keep
Thy heart from sorrow free.
The flowers of hope thy path would strew,Fix this text
To walk in manly pride ;
All hearts around thee firm and true,
Great good should thee betide.
I've not the power, alas, dear friend
To give thee all I say,
But hope they'll please, the lines I send
Thee, on thy natal day.

Submitted: Friday, September 07, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

improve

Comments about this poem (A Birthday Wish by Louisa Lawson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Romance II, Naveed Khalid
  2. azoneofpoetryaartisphoenixnow, Nyein Way
  3. Dungeon, Naveed Khalid
  4. Rosicrucianism, Naveed Khalid
  5. Harvest Moon I, Naveed Khalid
  6. Elikal, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  7. Harvest Moon II, Naveed Khalid
  8. The Red Moon, Naveed Khalid
  9. Tinnitus - New York Style, Geoffrey Fafard
  10. Love's Metaphor, Naveed Khalid

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Todhunter

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]