What a great tribute Titia! He's one in a million, our Balladeer!
Happy Birthday Michael!
A thousand times, I thank you 'Deer,
For being who you are;
A man whose special gift is shared,
With all, both near and far.
You've touched our hearts with ballads true,
Through stories that you weave;
A master in the truest sense,
Of truth, and make-believe.
Your vast imagination seems
To shine so many ways …
A poignant piece, or light and fun,
I always am amazed.
You captivate your audience,
With stories that inspire,
Through narratives and anecdotes,
You set our minds afire.
You pen our hearts, you pen our lives,
Bring characters to life,
And through your words, we feel their warmth,
It's always sheer delight.
I've grown myself, in reading you,
And truly I feel blessed,
For all you are … for all you do …
Sweet poet … you're the best.
So thank you 'Deer, for being "you",
For all that you have penned,
Allowing me to know you as …
A writer … poet … friend …
Best wishes and big happy birthday hugs,