Birthday Celebrant

Poem By Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

As usual, let me be the first to wish you
As normal, let me be the mouth that praises you
If only distance and time hadn't drawn the hills between me and you
Today would have bean feasting with me holding you

Your birth raised a dust and tears of joy
Many would have dug a grave wishing you less than joy
Had angels of peace and prosperity not promised joy
What will be will be and you forever an epitome of joy

May the eyes with which I saw you never go blind
May the hands I shook and held you with wealth ever uphold
May the memory we have of each other and times past never fade
May my love for you though never shown never degrade
And the purpose for which we were joined ever stand

Many will laugh because you live
And God for creating you endless joyfulness shall have
And your parents and relatives and acquaintances song of praises shall weave
For unto the earth and beyond a glorious blessing you shall give
For your days and life to many shall cause a song of love

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