Coming of Age - 16
Your sixteen today, oh no what dread.
Stop these thoughts going round in my head.
From the babe in arms I held so tight,
not sleeping all through the night.
First words, first steps and onto school,
my clever daughter, she is no fool.
A spelling bee, she reads and writes,
loving learning, to our delight.
The next few years things got tougher.
The teenage years are so much rougher.
Wanting to do things beyond your years,
not understanding your parents fears.
But despite the not always doing what she outta,
I am so proud of my wonderful daughter.
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Coming of Age - 18
18 is a good age
where you can get away with a little more.
Your treated like an adult,
cause your not a child anymore.
Your behaviours not judged too harshly
as perhaps an older man.
Cause your expected to live, life, have fun
So do it while you can!
So you can vote
you can drink
take a wife
get a life!
Today it is your birthday,
and it's a special one.
The last of the doors open
Now that your 21.
Your 21 today!
I can't believe your 21 today
You've got the key of the door
If you believe in what they say.
Hope you have a wonderful day
It's such a special date.
Call together family and friends
You've just got to celebrate.
It's such a special milestone
being Twenty One
So enjoy this very special day
Go on and have some fun.
Wishing you a super Birthday
and these wishes are sent to you,
are your health, joy and happiness
To last your lifetime through.
It's such a massive milestone,
One I could not let go past.
Happy 21st (name)
Go on! Have a blast.
You’ve reached 16, your first milestone
It’s a lovely time for you
A little advice I have, if you don’t mind,
“In yourself be true.
You know by now right from wrong
Decisions are yours for the making
Do whatever you can to keep you happy
As life is for the taking.
Meanwhile, you’re only ever 16 once
Have yourself a day that’s good.
Go make yourself some memories
As a 16 year old should.
You’ve now entered the big league
It must feel pretty good
You’ve turned out an absolute credit
Just as everyone thought you would.
I guess it’s not really that surprising
You’ve always been such as joy
Bringing so much happiness
Since you were a little boy
Have the best of Birthdays
You’re bound to that’s for sure
As I cannot think of another young man
Who could possibly deserve it more!
Congratulations on being 18
You have the key to the door
May your future be filled with all you dream of
Happiness, Success and more. .
Twenty First Birthday wishes for our special son
You bring us endless joy.
You've been a source of love and pride
since you were just a boy.
You have always been so loving
and generous for your affection.
And that is why your 21st
Is a good time for reflection.
All those happy years
and Birthday years gone by
You appeared to grow up in an instant
that time just seemed to fly.
We've watched you shape your future
and strive to make your way.
You've chased your dreams and chosen goals
and you've lived fully every day.
And yet the bond between us
grows stronger year by year.
As our precious son is now a man
Who couldn't be more dear.
Your always in our hearts and minds
and will be forever more.
Because Son, you are everything
a parent could wish for.
You now have the rite of passage,
All doors have opened at last.
There's nothing left to look forward to
your youth has definately passed!