Betty Bolton’s 90th Birthday
Happy Birthday Betty-
May the squirrels run today,
May bluebirds whistle by your eye,
May rabbits frolic outside your door,
May you keep your zest for life,
May poems flow from mind to pen,
May simple pleasures bring a smile
May Mac or David or Bennett stop
To bring you to the little room
Where poets meet and spread the joy
That started many years ago.
May sycamores spread summer shade,
May woodpeckers rap familiar beats,
May your friends be gracious celebrants,
May memories fill your heart with lines that jump out on the page.
You’ve helped create a special place
Where, for an hour every week new poems
Meet the old: a community of words
That makes each Friday something new.
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