Birthday girl


hey it’s my birthday!
I know that
but do you?

I popped from the womb
upside down early
I jerked and I jumped

right out of my pram
they called me Jigger
who never lay still

when you think of the odds
what a marvel
oh what a thrill!

and every day
I’ve clambered
from the dark of sleep

and there I was and here I am
with 20 years ahead
to jiggle and wriggle and always

upside down and early
to squeeze and crawl and run
into the sun

and every day’s my happy
and every day’s my birthday
I haven’t had my fill

here I am I am I am
happy birthday me
happy birthday you

poem written in a rush on 24 February 2017, my 77th birthday
rachel mcalpine CC BY 2.0
that means you may copy it and share it, but give me credit
and please note that this sudden poem may well be altered when I settle down

Happy birthday to you! (You woke up, didn’t you?)

33 thoughts on “Birthday girl

  1. I loved every word of this jubilant, life-celebrating poem. In fact, I read it aloud to myself, because a good poem is even better when heard. Hurray for you, hurray for your poem, hurray for life, and happy birthday to you.

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