Written by: Denise Hengeli

On the first day, I was born
Bringing joy to the household
Of my parents.

The second day, a toddler
Learning to go from one place
To another

On the third day, a schoolgirl
With the wide world of knowledge
Spread before me

The fourth day, a young woman
Newly aware I’m unique
Female person

On the fifth day, a mother
Sharing myself willingly
With four children

On the sixth day, I was old
Reviewing my achievements
Seeing, they’re good.

The seventh day, the threshold
Of death, looking ahead to
Temporal life