January 23rd –
a splendid day for 2 joyous words:
in celebration of my sugar dumpling’s
of life in this world!
I’ve never called her that!
No, never anything
“Honey”, “Hon”, “Baby”, “Babe”, yes,
even, in highest admiration, “The Best!”
Sometimes, too, in a play on “Mack”,
her maiden name,
I’ll call her “McGillicuddy” or “PMack”,
but it all means the same…
All are terms of endearment sincerest
expressing to the dearest,
smartest and wisest, keenest and kindest,
risk-taking steeliest and strongest,
spriteliest and funniest,
loving-est and patient-est,
Happy Birthday, Pontheolla!
All my love,