A birthday poem

04 Sep

Two little people in my family have birthdays this month. I set out a couple of weeks ago, after we’d spent some time with these littles this summer (they live far away from us), to write a birthday poem for each. Well, I got one written, and then a long break and finally last week, wrote the second one. I spent some delicious hours yesterday using Comic Life to combining my writing with photos. Today those poems, mounted on stiff paper, are going in the mail. I’m sharing one with you today. I hope you enjoy this poem for my 6-year-old grandson.

David 1

David 2

“David” © 2015 by Violet Nesdoly (All Rights Reserved)

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Linda at Teacher Dance.


Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Form poems, Kids, Personal, Poetry Friday


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14 responses to “A birthday poem

  1. jama

    September 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

    What a lovely birthday gift! I’m sure the poems will be treasured forever. Happy BIrthday to David !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mstinbc

    September 4, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I Love this Violet…. very fun and descriptive….you obviously captured his personality with delight. Must check out the app…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Violet Nesdoly

      September 4, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Thanks, Terry! This is one delightful little guy. It was such fun to try and capture him in a poem. 😉


  3. margaretsmn

    September 4, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Great idea for gifts complete with pictures to prove it. Looks like you have some Amazing! grandboys.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Violet Nesdoly

      September 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks, Margaret! Doesn’t every grandma think her grandkids are amazing 😉 (Its’ part of the grandma job description). But these really are (amazing) *grin*

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  4. Linda Baie

    September 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Beautiful, Violet. I love that you did this for your grandchildren. Happy Birthday to David! My middle one is six as well, and so I remind you of Milne’s line, “And now I’m six, and clever as clever, I think I’ll be six forever and ever.” I imagine David will treasure this gift ‘forever and ever’, too.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      September 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Oh Linda I love that: > > “And now I’m six, and clever as clever, I think I’ll be six forever and ever.” >

      I don’t know if these littles want to stay their age, but this grandma would sure love it if life slowed down a little so she could enjoy each stage a bit longer.


  5. Tabatha

    September 5, 2015 at 5:27 am

    That’s a terrific gift, Violet! He looks like a very busy, entertaining boy!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Keri Collins Lewis

    September 5, 2015 at 5:50 am

    A beautiful, fun gift! I’ll have to check out Comic Life!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. maryleehahn

    September 5, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    What a treasure! Love how you used Comic Life!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Donna Smith

    September 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Loved the poem’s format! What kind is that again? I know I knew it once upon a time.
    Bet he loves this! Grandchildren are the best!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      September 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks so much Donna, and Tabatha, Mary Lee and, Keri!

      Donna, it’s a terzanelle. I put up another one of those recently and had that form in my head when I decided to write this. (It actually feels a little like cheating because at least a third of the lines are repeats. Then again, you have to give some thought to what’s worth repeating 😉


  9. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    September 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

    How sweet! A gift of awesomeness, Violet. Something he’ll treasure for a few years… then be a bit embarrassed about for a few years… and then treasure again for many more years after that!



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