I wanted to say "Happy Birthday" to a poetic friend
I wanted my mind to convey what my heart did so sincerely intend
I wanted the fondest best wishes bestowed through what I'd penned
I wished a day full of joy, love, and laughter for him to spend
I wished the sweetest song my words could rhyme and blend
And if these things failed, I hoped my simple, heart-filled
"Happy Birthday" would suffice in the end.