March

“Happy birthday to you…”
Sung by friends and family
Smiling awkwardly
Sitting there and waiting
Watching as the flame eats more and more of his wax meal

“Happy birthday to you..”
11 going on to 12
One last year of being a kid
Before the teenage years
Then adulthood

“Happy birthday dear…”
Contemplating the birthday wish
A bike, video game, or a new book
My last birthday wish
As a child

“Happy birthday to you!”
The singing is over
Here comes the moment
Close my eyes and make a silent wish
Wish for a happy life
Guess I am actually
Growing up..

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