For Noah

Image of cardinal in flight by Sheila Sellers

A cardinal is exactly who you were meant to be
Here on the hinge of childhood
With adulthood vivid and bright before you

I wish you a big life
Full of love and laughter and meaning
I hope you will always live large
With a generous spirit and eyes fixed on the horizon

The cardinal you have always been
Loyal tender caretaker that you are
And loved by so many

I wish you all these things and more
Love, confidence, and happiness
I wish you all the joy that you have brought to my life
And so much more

Written for my son Noah. Published via LexPoMo 2021. Image of cardinal in flight by Sheila Sellers.