22nd of August 1993
Marked the beginning of a universe
It was on a Saturday that I stepped into my life

My birthday
Mixed emotions, others crying
My mother was smiling
And soon got tears running down her pretty face
For she knew the harsh treatment mother-earth was to render me
To her, it meant a new way of life
To me, it meant an entry to life

My birthday
Some years passed down the line
And I still celebrate each birthday
Sadly I do so without her presence
I had to choose what was mine
But that was not the mine
I received a present on some of my many birthdays
Education it was called
Blessed is the day I was born
My birthday