and Forget - It's your Birthday ! A
wonderful birthday poem from one sister to the other.
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What is your Name?
A1: Shelli Rosenthal
Q2: What is your Email Address?
Q3: Who do you want the poem written for ?
A3: My sister
Q4: Why do you want the poem written ?
A4: To express my feelings and admiration for her and her accomplishments, to
express my love and gratefulness for our incredible relationship, to celebrate
the occassion of her 50th birthday
Q5: What are the key messages you would like the poem to send ?
A5: See number 4.
Q6: Do you have any funny, sad, happy, embarrassing or otherwise memorable
moments that you would like to share ?
A6: happy moments in childhood- when I would come out of the dining room closet
and pretend I was Shelli the Walking Doll. I still don't know if she thought I
was real? I still haven't forgiven her for cutting my favorite Toni doll's
beautiful blond hair. This is a young memory. My present to her on her birthday
will be a final forgivness for what she did. ( please take this
lightly)Memorable moments throught out the years have been many. She has always
been there for me to guide me through my rough times with her patience and
positive attitude and to celebrate my good times.Happy times- I made her an Aunt
when she was young. She married later in life and finally gave memy most special
loving neice, Alex. I thank her for adding her husband Bob to our family. He is
an especially caring brother-in- law.
Q7: Do you have any other comments or thoughts ?
A7: Cindi, my sister, is a multi- talented person. She does a tremendous amount
of charitable work and has helped to raise millions of dollars in her lifetime.
She can out do Martha Stewart in a table decorating contest.
Q8: What style of poem would you prefer ? (Happy, sad, romantic etc.)
Q9: Which charity would you like your donation made to ?
A9: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Q10: Choose either the economy, standard, unique, deluxe or combo package.
and Forget - It's Your Birthday !
my little sister,
words are just for you,
you are just so wonderful,
I'm so proud of what you do.
days, weeks, months happen,
years, they go so fast,
words that could get said,
and if they do they never last.
I'm going to change all that,
change it right here and right now.
hope the correct words come along,
I'll give it one good try, anyhow.
have so many wonderful memories,
us growing up happily together,
days would last an eternity,
summers would last forever.
thought I was a pretty good actress,
least, that's the way you made me feel,
would pretend to be "Shelli The Walking Doll"
me now "Did you think that I was for real?"
there is a shadow on our past;
favourite Toni doll's beautiful blond hair :(
could you be so callous ?
could you ? You didn't even care.
I've never, ever forgiven you,
was such a mean and horrible feat,
today I grant you "forgiveness",
call it your birthday treat !
you always give me confidence,
the future is brighter than today,
know just when to sit and listen,
then you know just what to say.
we've had so many happy times,
I'm grateful for our past,
I'm looking forward to our futures,
how long they will last.
you are such a special person,
charity work is an example to us all,
when I stand next to you,
feel as if I'm ten foot tall.
gift for entertaining is legendary,
what legends are all about,
bring the whole family together,
Stewart had better watch out!
such a special sister,
feel that I've been truly blessed,
love you so very, very much,
a person you're one of the best.
know that I've finally forgiven you,
that's a pretty good place to start),
please accept my birthday gift of love,
forgiving words from the heart !
Allen Jesson :) 2001
was the second draft. Shelli replied to the first one:
do some really wonderful work. I am very pleased but I would like to put
a little more emphasis on what a special sister/person she is. How about a
paragraph saying something about her bringing the family together with her
special talents for entertaining-please include a line about Martha Stewart
having to watch out.
I also would also like a paragraph expressing how lucky I am to have her for
a sister and how much I love her. Please make this of utmost importance.
Also can we change the title to something that includes the fact that it is
her birthday-such as Forgiveness on your birthday-my special sister.
PS I would lie the single rose and. No autograph please. Laos, I don't mind
if you publish it on the web site."