Best Birthday Ever

She’s got happy feet,
kicking moist sand in the air
Running in a zig zag line
like a high-flying kite
Nyla is calypso dancing around, 
with her heart floating off the ground
Hearing the trailing away voices of “you’re it ...” 
“No I’m not, you’re it” doesn’t bother her one bit
This just might be the best day of her young life
That’s her opinion, she would proudly tell you
It’s birthday year seven
And she’s having so much fun,
at her beach birthday party
Colorful bathing suit cannonballs,
hurtling into the swimming pool
So many kids clamoring, wanting to ride ... 
waiting to get all wet on the giant water slide
Cool fun on a hot day
So many popsicle-colored tongues 
				         with childish carefree chattering ...
all their popsicle inhibitions away
Such warm, innocuous happiness on tropical display
Time seems to fly by so fast
	when you’re having this much fun
On birthday year seven,
	Nyla feels like she just turned eleven
Kids having so much frosty fun
are working up a grownup size appetite this hot day			
There’s a lot of ice cream that needs to get ate,
and she sees Momma putting a slice of chocolate cake
on everybody’s plate
And her Daddy’s taking pictures of those who pass by
Telling everybody 
he’s got something in his eye
Momma gives him a teardrop kiss
as he wipes them dry 
Then Nyla looks up at the sky,
and thank God for the perfect sunny weather
And suddenly her best friend is standing beside her,
giggling with so much joy
Seeing her favorite friend smiling on this special day, 
it feels like nothing could be better
Until her closest sister-friend whispers in her ear: 
This is the best birthday party ever!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 7/14/2017 4:33:00 AM
Good Morning Freddie. This is beautiful and endearing. We should all be children and yes we should all be seven. Happy Feet exactly. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful morning and day. Well done entirely and completely.
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Date: 7/13/2017 9:23:00 AM
Well done Freddie. How often we miss our childhood birthdays. How we wish we could live it again. Now we only grow old :)
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Date: 7/12/2017 9:06:00 AM
This poem is so filled with happiness, fun and just so special Freddie ! I agree with Chris, how could one not smile seeing their joy! This poem portrays it to perfection.
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Date: 7/12/2017 9:02:00 AM
What a wonderful and smile producing poem. Happy children how could one not smile watching the joy on their faces. Popsicle-colored tongues...I liked that line a lot.
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