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My Daughter's Birthday

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My Daughter's Birthday

Today’s my daughter’s birthday
And it sends me reeling back;
Her life was just a question mark,
A code I’d have to crack.

There were no clues to who she’d be – 
How cute or smart or charming,
Or whether there might lurk a problem,
Possibly alarming.

I didn’t know what aptitudes
Were tucked away, unbidden,
Just waiting for the chance to sprout
From where they nestled, hidden.

I can’t remember if I’d thought
Of how she might excel –
And if I didn’t, I suppose
It’s really just as well.

For progeny surprise us – 
They unfurl like shiny leaves;
And as they grow, we marvel at 
The tricks kept up their sleeves.

And what’s revealed may differ from
Our notions, pre-conceived;
But often, we’re in awe of what
They’ve cleverly achieved.

My daughter’s sharp and funny
And her singing steals the show,
Several pieces of the puzzle
That I pondered long ago.

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Here is wishing all of you the love to fill the day. To celebrate this wonderful birthday in the month of May.

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 2:00:00 PM
    How absolutely adorable! Loved this, Ilene...You are right...they do surprise us! I miss my baby girl (18 year old) something awful! :( BTW...May babies are the BEST! ;)

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 12:42:00 PM
    - A "small seed" which became a lovely rose! - Says: Congratulations to both mother and daughter! - A beautiful poem Ilene - they grow too fast! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)