Happy Birthday To Me!



It is the day

The same day I was birthed but a different year
A few years ago I cried
I wailed helplessly in my crib
As hunger spoke to my little belly
And Mama lifted me up to suckle
I drank sweet milk from her swollen breasts
And happy I was again
A few months later I crawled
Around the room I explored
And when fatigue overpowered my little frame
Over the rug I sprawled
I cannot remember every detail
But grateful I am that I am grown
With wide hips
And a fair skin
Beautiful I am today
I’m amazed at how far I’ve come
Talented and happy I am
Burning the candle each night to write
On my paper I spill my thoughts
Back to the subject matter
Another year I’ve gained
Let’s make a toast to the Sylvia we know
I’m so grateful to you Lord
A Happy Birthday To Me!
By Sylvia Chika

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