HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY
Karen Lynn Berry January 28, 1981
to July 11, 1998
No skating party this year; no swimming at the "Y";
But still Ill light the candles, sing alone, and then Ill
No birthday presents to unwrap, no sticky monkey cake.
No birthday phone calls all day long, from the moment that you wake.
This would have been the big one Eighteen you
Your life had only just begun, you were eager to challenge fate.
You thought this year youd be grown up; no more rules and
You could have done it, baby, fulfilled all your expectations.
Your dreams died with you in July, now when Happy Birthday
Ill be singing to only my memories, in which youll stay
Then Ill place roses on your table, wet with tears from a heart
By knowing your dreams will never come true, and sorrow for words left
Love you forever,
January 21, 1999