An ode to Leapyear

“No birthday this year

Because it’s not Leapyear

No presents, no cake

But for heavens sake

I’m not sad. In fact I’m glad!

Because I’m not 43,

I’m just 10 3/4 you see

Next year’s the real thing

Birthday wishes we’ll sing

Because 2012 is divisible by four

A party we’ll have and so much more

I can’t wait to shout

After the candles are blown out

Happy Birthday!

You’ll all say

But inside I’ll be thinking

Thanks to all of you, my life has meaning”

by Liam Crotty