Amazing, how the time flies by
And friends we once saw daily
Are just as familiar today
Although our hair's a bit more greyly!
Jackie, you were always there with a smile
With warmth and love and laughter
When life threw up some difficult times
I knew you were the one to run after.
Our children grew, we drifted apart
Our lives were different and yet the same.
And when I returned up't'north again
I sought you out, when I changed my name!
You were busy tapping I think
I was busy learning the lines-
I do, I will and forever more
And thus it has been this time.
Twenty plus years we've known each other
Kids grown up and bus pass in hand
On principle I have not used it
I don't feel qualified , they should be banned!
So Jackie, I wish you a happy day
On this celebration of your birth
I'm sure your family will toast your health
And revel in your amazing worth. Xxxx