Kwenadi Thobejane

Bronze Star - 2,225 Points (12 January 1997 / Kutlwanong Location Odendaalsrus)

Wish Me Not My Birthday

Poem by Kwenadi Thobejane

Wish Me Not My Birthday

A birthday.......
A constant reminder that I'm getting older.....
That I'm not getting any younger....

To learn to grow and to know
That life isn't a fairytale
But a story-tale that each page you turn
You foresee different changes in your life,
Be it a pain
Ore', blessings and life itself.

To know that I can only learn to live beyond my obstacles
To pray for better days
To learn and to accept things I can't change
To live a life that pleases my soul.

A birthday......
A reminder that my life is spared for another year!
A new chapter of my life is yet!To be wrote.
But what is it that I'm to write?

A birthday.....
Unforgettable reminder that each year I grow to celebrate his absence in my life
But God! I hate how I remember my father!

Today is my birthday
I'm turning twenty-one
Eighteen years of his absence in my life.
Never was he here for my fourth birthday
'Cause death....
Death couldn't wait for him.......
And yet! My birthday Is wished......

Wish me not my birthday...
It could've been great with my father here.
Wish me not to grow for this life isn't a life without him....

Wish me not well.
For my wellness is beneath the grave of a man who gave me life.

All that I wish for...
All that my heart longs for.....
All that my eyes cries for
All that my soul yearns for this year
Is to hear the voice of my father singing along with me " Happy birthday "
To be at his grave to celebrate my life with him..
Until then.......
Wish me not my birthday
Wish me not....
Wish me not....
My birthday.....

12 January 2018...

Topic(s) of this poem: birthday

Form: Epic

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem talks about a girl who misses her father in her day of born

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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