Today is my birthday.

It's my turn to play

King of the Mountain

Or Queen for a Day.


How did I earn

The right to cheer?

By choosing two people

To love me so dear.


Only the choice,

Was my claim to fame.

Mom and Dad had to take

All the pain.

Swollen legs, sore back

Morning sickness, too.

Dad had to wait

With nothing to do.


Today I should really

Thank them for a start.

I know that they suffered

Straight from their heart.


©Lynnette Schuepbach, August 22, 1992

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