Today’s your birthday, Harry, darling boy
A little rhyme to wish you happiness and joy
Five years you’ve bounced around on Earth, my son
Five years in Islington
Your daddy’s thoughts are there with you today
I hope the party’s great and full of play
Fun with your friends, making noise and laughs
And blindman’s bluff with scarves
I’ll send these lines before my darkness comes
How long, after all, can this old crow sing?
Your father’s life is tired; it lacks all mirth
But you, my son, will grow such mighty wings!
I love you, Harry, more than all the sum
Of roaring fire or water, air or earth
© Simon M Hunter 2010