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    Butterfly13
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    I’ll be taking my 4 year old son to the shops tonight for him to choose me a birthday card and gift… flowers!  as this is the first time his Dad hasn’t thought about it and  my mum has forgotten it’s my birthday. This is typical of my Mum unless she is reminded just feel it more as I don’t have a partner to fill that void but great in so many other ways. 

    The joys of being a single parent 😂

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    Sterling
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    Hey Butterfly,

    Many Happy Returns!

    Make sure your boy gets you a wonderful bunch 😉

    xxx

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    Empty
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    Wrote you a poem – quick, so not great. It’s actually for all parents as spring emerges – despite the snow, the animals know it is spring because I keep seeing birds picking up stuff to build their nests, and foxes constantly rut in the garden at night. I’ve even seen trees with new buds on them. So this is for all those parents emerging from winter to find spring.

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The angel who ushers in the Springtime mood</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Must have visited last night,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>For today is different from the last.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>There is warmth around where once</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The spiteful frost bit into our bones and numbed our scalps.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The Sun above is our friend again,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>No grey clouds shield its smile,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Which falls upon the tarmac beneath my feet, gently cooking it.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The smell this brings is the smell of school playgrounds</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Where bellowing children stomp in play,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Where orange peels go crisp amidst the pencil shavings,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>And where the new ants busy themselves</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>In their industrious work.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Remembrance of the green days</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Slowly returns with the red pearl berries,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The tiny lime buds that tip the branches,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The emerald-adorned bark,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>And the shuffling undergrowth.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The butter glow of daffodils and harebells</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>And other fair-weather friends</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Emerge from the grass,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Out from under the small rocks,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Hugging their neighbours and interweaving their presence</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Among the evergreen tenants</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Standing unpricked near the thistles</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The sweet amongst the sour.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The stinging song of water spray,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The gargling of the streams and lakes,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Even the wind lapping at the mulchy ponds</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Is irresistible to all creatures.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Every over-evolved thing runs along home</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>As the prodigal sons and daughters</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Into the place of life</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Where water is milk.</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>The cats are rolling onto their backs and showing their bellies</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Hidden since summer</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Dogs and mice, pigeons and even Humans</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Look to each other with new eyes</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Seeing not the companions who suffered the ice with them,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Not the mutual hug when warmth was vital,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>But the lovers they choose to spend the summer with,</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>Sharing the sun that heats them all</span>

    <span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,’serif’;”>So that next winter might not be so cold again.</span>

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    Sparkie
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    Well happy birthday to you Butterfly 🌈💥🍾🎂

    We’re in the same gang! Pants isn’t it lol. Hope you had a great day and the flowers are fabulous.

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    Greenfingers
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    Happy birthday butterfly13, hope your son gave you the biggest birthday hug in the world, just cos they’re priceless 😁

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    Butterfly13
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    Thank you, I’ve had a lovely evening with my son and he even made a card for me school which I love x

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