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My Happiest Day

The best day of my life was the day I was born,
I could have been just another sloughed egg.
But I had four brothers born before,
Who often for a sister would beg.

My parents obliged and I came into life.
I’ve been told it was their happiest day,
The day I was born on the 7th of July.
No one wanted to send me away.

A happy childhood until I was wed
To a man who would love me for life.
The children I bore, made me happier still,
As a most loving mother and wife.

The happy days I’ve had since my first one
Outnumber the sad quite a bit.
But I must still claim the first day as my best.
I’d have none of the rest without it.

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  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:48:00 PM
    How true this is Joyce, I've often thought how lucky I am to have been given life and see the beauty, and unfortunately the tradegy of life, we should all count ourselves lucky for this privelege, lovely write and thought. Thank you for comment left on mine. Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:04:00 AM
    And certain others of us that enjoy reading your poetry are glad that you came into existence too.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Being Happy is the key to a successful life. Pleasure reading your work, Joyce.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Smashing Joyce , what a star xx

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:55:00 AM
    what a GREAT way to do this contest, Joyce. It's very clever and a joy to read.