(8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

117th Birthday Of Elizabeth Gathony Koinange Of Kenya

How to wish you a happy 117th birthday,
Just by writing happy birthday to you,
It's not enough.
It's good but you deserve something better.
Should I write I love you?
It's better
but you deserve the best.
I don't know how to address you
that may enter your heart
and you are forced to say
"I love you, too."
Let me consult my mother earth.
Something strange!
My mother says she looks like my mother,
and you may address
Sweet Mother of Earth!
live more,
love more,
we need beautiful mothers like you.

by Akhtar Jawad

Comments (4)

117 years! I hope they were filled predominately with love, family, friends, and good memories.
It's not enough. excellent thinking and writing, thank you for sharing the poem with us,10
Sweet mother Earth! Nice dedication. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
What a nice gratitude! ........................................................