On Your Birthday

I remember so well those first cries
And the look of wonder in your eyes
You seemed to smile as if to make
A promise that you’d never break
That you would love me all your days
And understand my varied ways
Memories flood back to me
When you were one and two and three
It all seems like just yesterday
When parties were just simple play
Pass the parcel – don’t be slow
What are the presents - I don’t know
Christmas magic – Santa’s sleigh
Tooth fairies and child-like days
Now you are 14 years of age
And it’s for you I write this page
I am so proud of you today
And will forever feel that way.

by David Keig

Comments (1)

Your poem touched me deeply, its content is heart warming. You painted a picture from the heart which I enjoyed reading.