It was this day
Only twenty-one years ago
That our world was
Blessed by you it
Had absolutely no idea
What it was missing
Until you showed us
You my dear boy
Are just simply lovely
Like that one sunflower
In a peonies sea
That one taller than
All flowers whose head
Is always tilted upwards
And like the sun
Rooted to the earth
Your smile warms and
Welcomes and follows east
To west oh my
But you are a
Treasure on a beach
Happiest of Birthdays Jadon
On behalf of all
Of us may these
Wishes bring you joy


I love this life 
Of not knowing what
When who or why
Even the where isn’t
Exact it’s more gaseous
Usually experienced when young
But still always new
Even at my age
Through with the wars
I have abandoned my
Battlefields leaving behind the
Faceless and the known
And now as scars
Have healed but noticeable
Still I go anywhere
Where silence replaces guilt
That new place will
No longer scream victory
Or retreat or surrender
But something far less
Like oats whispering as
They shuffle in wind
Or willows that readjust
As the Autumn breeze
Catches each green finger
At last bringing comfort
I will find there
Knowing that the other
There is behind me
Well what do you
Know here we are