Treasure Island

Leaking Pen

(Wellington, New Zealand)

Birthday Candle


one-year anniversary poem
Birthday candle

One candle I claim
Twelve flames I stitch
One for each month
On this poem I frame

How lovely to dwell
In the breath of life
The Sun tolling
My morning bell

One year in the making
Verses in poetry
Dancing in thanksgiving
My spring glowing

These words yielding
Truth in meaning
Doors open wide
Spirit seeking

With gratitude and delight
I celebrate my
One-year anniversary
On all Poetry website

I never thought
My poems will blossom
When I began my
Garden of nought

Few fell by the wayside
Few on solid rocks
Some found rich soil
Affirm my faith inside

These feeder rains
Of Love and acknowledgements
Awaken dormant hopes
Nourishing my grains

Not everything I wrote
Had flair or panache
The few ones who shone
Made my heart float

Happiest of days
When I found my voice
To discover my pulse
To God be all praise

If I may celebrate
July 24th 2011
Launch of my footprint
Birthday of my nameplate

I have chosen a ghost name
'Leaking Pen' for my face
Its inks fed my first poem,
'A Poet's Anger' my claim!

Surprise! Surprise!
This first poem of mine
Turned out to be the one
Boosting my stock rise

Stubborn passion and thought
Will not deter my journey
Till I compose the Perfect poem,
Rescue my pen from distraught

Hands shake in the open
Invitation to celebrate
Hospitality's welcoming tent
A feast from a true Bedouin

I am not feeling quite right
Asking for gifts for my flight
I do envy each write
From Poets on this web site

Active seeing eyes
I thank you for your comments
To my poems messages
I value your praise

And for silent eyes
Who read my verses
Your loyal following
A blessing in disguise

I wished for a masterpiece
To declare my thanks
But the poetry's soul
No- Will -can force its release!

Happy birthday to all poets
Where the human heart dwells
I am but a single beat
In the drums of our chorus

Submitted: Monday, September 10, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Happy birthday leaking Pen (July 24th 2011-2012)
Copyright Leaking Pen 2012

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