This week Samuel Barley wrote me a sonnet for my 21st birthday. Thank you Samuel! If you have anything you’ve ever dedicated to someone please send it to us at


A sonnet for you, who so helpfully,

Allowed others to see,

My humble works of poetry,

I give this piece of courtesy,


May it be filled with laughter and fun,

The sun will set but you party on,

Until the call of sleep will come,

And another birthday is gone,


But for now it is yours, in its purest form,

To celebrate, to live, to breathe,

Raise hell and fire, spark a storm,

And every memory retrieve,


Happy birthday to you,

sort of stranger, sort of friend,

Make it a good one, with joy that may never end.

Samuel Barley