Two on the 8th (Elvis’s twin*)!
Thomas, with his cheeky grin,
Observes, with a discerning eye,
His widening world – so much to try!
He flips through books - gives pictures names:
Dogs, cats, insects, birds and trains
As adults help his erudition
By clearly spoken repetition.
He understands and closes doors
And puts back items into drawers
Though “Time Out!” causes him some stress
He does obey – well, more or less!
Today a party has been planned
Friends and neighbours lend a hand
This afternoon we congregate
To chat, admire and eat some cake!
In accordance with his learning phase
Bright colours are his latest craze
His parents hope he will delight
In his birthday cake: huge traffic light!
(c) Poet in the woods 2016
* And strangely, David Bowie's too!