It's not even 9:00 a.m.
in my corner of the earth
yet I'm smiling all around
on this day that I was birthed...
it wasn't so very easy,
as I have been told,
for there was little chance
of me in growing old...
so there may have been a reason
one of those mysteries, don't y'know
that I have survived these seasons
which is enough to make me glow
Thank you for your wishes,
your cheers and great huzzahs
for making me feel humble,
and for giving me reasons to pause