Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This Is Your Song



This Is Your Song

For Frances

Raven, Sweet Warrior!
It is your birthday,
It's been so long,
Mere words cannot express
how much I've missed you,
Young Warrior. This is your song!

Raven, Young Warrior!
It's your birthday,
One score years on,
I wish you what
you wish yourself,
Brave Warrior. This is your song!

The swollen river of my tears
won't wash away our long lost years.

Raven, Brave Warrior!
The gulf betwixt us
profound and long,
Yet you could bridge
that deep crevasse,
Wise Warrior. This is your song!

Raven, Wise Warrior!
Your quirky genius
and humour's gone
from my life like
that balloon int' Hackney sky,
Raven Chick. This is your song!

The swollen river of my tears
won't wash away our long lost years.

Raven Chick, Warrior!
You're doing well,
where you belong,
Sometimes your presence I sense
though we're not close,
True Warrior. This is your song!

Raven Warrior Fair and True!
Swimming gamely through the air!
Brilliant Girl; Unique One!
This old cracker mourns
time's tragic tide,
My Warrior! This Is Your Song!

The swollen river of my tears
won't wash away our long lost years.


 (xxx - vi - mmxvi - felix natalis)