Birthday Poem

I was born on this day
pushed out by my mother
welcomed by my father, my grandfather
and all the ancestors before them.

Here I am,
68 years later,
no one left but me.
A loving family, problematic though,
two dogs, a messy house, a life well lived.

Who am I but a body in time,
a woman, an artist, a mother, a worker,
grateful to be here on this mortal coil.

And tonight I’m going to have soft-shelled crabs
for dinner!

Nina Wilson

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23 responses to “Birthday Poem”

  1. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Happy birthday, Nina! Enjoy those soft-shelled crabs.

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  2. Arti Manekar says :

    Wow.. nice it is…N wish u happiest birthday…

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  3. outsideauthority says :

    And a blogger!
    ‘A life well lived’, that’s a real achievement. Happy Birthday

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  4. rivrvlogr says :

    Happy B’day!

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  5. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Happy birthday! Lovely

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  6. crow says :

    Happy Birthday!

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  7. merrildsmith says :

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy that birthday dinner!

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  8. Harlon says :

    I hope you enjoy every moment of today, particularly that delicious sounding dinner, and may the celebration always be a part of your day. Birthday hugs, Harlon

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  9. Jodi says :

    beautiful Nina! You are but a special body in this time on this mortal coil! Happy Birthday! And wishing you many more!

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  10. M says :

    I’d sing but don’t want to spoil your supper 🙂 o frabjous day!

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  11. 10000hoursleft says :

    Happy Birthday Nina xx

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  12. memadtwo says :

    Wonderful Nina…(and jealous about the crabs) (K)

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  13. Teresa Robeson says :

    I love that poem, Nina…a little sad, a lot happy! Happy (one day late) birthday! ❤

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  14. mariasjostrand says :

    Happy birthday 🙂

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  15. memadtwo says :

    Thank you to everyone for your good wishes…I may just start writing more poetry!

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  16. kestrelart says :

    Happy birthday.

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