four boys in my neighborhood
who were interested craftily zoomed
formed a group to help them scoop
my attention using individual invention
grandma, your absence left such void in my heart
past the barking dogs we stepped into the yard
saw your hut you used to sit at a spot knees bent
missed your presence in everything, Abayeto, grand
Is the one you saw.
Is the one you heard.
Is the one you comprehend
when I appealed.
Happy Birthday to you, young lady!
countdown has come to an end
this is it celebrate event grand
time to step into womanhood
weathered lockdown past year head spinning
power within unleashed potential surface embrace
seamlessly not, far from it, winning resilience
three children under care each unique needs wants
at this stage where I am at let's evaluate
reflecting on the winding routes I took
in most regards am content glad to report
time to celebrate birthday take a step back