by Shel Silverstein

So what if nobody came?
I’ll have ALL the ice cream and tea,
And I’ll laugh with myself,
And I’ll dance with myself,
And I’ll sing, “Happy Birthday to me!”

…And on the first birthday of the Silver Birch Press blog, we would like to extend our appreciation to comic genius Shel Silverstein for his fun, uplifting poetry — and for providing some of our most popular posts of the past year.

Drawing: “Happy Birthday to me!” by Shel Silverstein, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED