Poem: Happy Birthday Baby

 

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Happy Birthday Baby

By David Andre Davison

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They say we come into the world alone,

but of course that isn’t true.

Our mother is present at the event,

and a doctor, midwife, or nurse too.

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In some cases our father is there,

to witness the blessed event.

I think it is to reassure mama,

after all of her energy has been spent.

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Personally, I fail to see the big deal,

for the arrival of a little being.

With a funny face, wrinkled skin,

and a hard time seeing.

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Can you imagine the shock to us,

if we were thrown on a stage?

With spotlight shining on in our face,

when were locked in an incubator cage.

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Then there are all of the these strangers,

with masks on their face.

Running to and fro around the room,

like they were in some kind of race.

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I am amazed that babies are so calm,

as they try to adjust to all of us.

While people all around them,

are making such a fuss.

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Out in the waiting room are others,

maybe our family and friends.

Pacing back and forth on the floor,

or sitting calmly on their rear ends.

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When they hear the news of the birth,

little doubt they will spring to life.

They begin to text on social media,

leaving out no one’s husband or wife.

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Soon there will be pictures on websites,

including selfies and more.

The days of any privacy are long gone,

modesty is cast out the door.

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The newborn child will be the news,

to those who deeply care.

But the news a nuisance to others,

bragging overload, so beware.

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All in all, it is a great event,

everyone is celebrating this special day.

While a little infant nestles in the covers,

having nothing important to say.

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It will be some time before,

they can speak on their own.

But those days will be short-lived,

before they talk constantly on their cell phone.

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So enjoy the day of your birth,

you really have no choice.

You can’t protest this event,

without a speaking voice.

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