#HappyBirthdayTerriGarber #poetry   The fire inside her, a birthday poem for @terrigarber1228  by Tracy Diane Miller

The fire inside her
With purpose it roars
To ignite with determination
As dreams might soar
She is not a silhouette of a forgotten past
She is not a lost memory that will fade all too fast
For that fire inside her
Long will it grow
To light her future
Creativity will still show
She has inhabited the lives of characters
A dalliance with fantasy
Is reality stranger than fiction
That remains to be seen
For Ashton or Leslie or by the many names she has been called
Do you know the best name that suits her after all
It is Terri
Her name for the fire inside her
With flames to speak
With purpose it roars
Not angry but proudly to tell you why Terri is unique
This daughter
This wife
This sister
This mother
This friend
Who gives her heart
Her love without end
The fire inside her
A Muse will admire
Her courageous spirit
Is destined to inspire
So with the food that words might provide
Then a verse is well fed
To fully emerge in the moments ahead
Ready to speak
Unlike the fire inside her that roars
A poem is quiet when in her heart to soar
With joy as it conveys
All the best to you Terri as you celebrate your birthday