I mailed your birthday card today
and signed it with love
which may be a lie
as each month and year goes by
without a word
and no one else
even your children
has heard from you
is there still Love?
just because in name you are
a brother, father, grandfather?
where are you
no one knows, and they may not care
i really don’t that much either
and I enclosed a note this time
telling you in not so many words
that you are sick
not much of a Happy Birthday message
was it now?
I’m sorry i’m so insincere
but I heard it was your birthday and I
just had to send a card
i must admit i wondered if you would throw it away
but not until you saw if there was anything inside
to warm your cold heart..