Happy Birthday Mama

Happy Birthday Mama
you would have been 64 today

I never imagined you wouldn’t be here today
to celebrate your special day
You always said it was important to celebrate birthdays
no matter how small
because it comes just once a year
So, today I celebrate you
by remembering all the birthdays I shared with you
You would have cooked your smoky jollof and special moimoi
and insisted on a cake from Perfect Cakes
The fridge and coolers would have been packed with drinks for days
and you’d have given food out to everyone in need
You’d have been merry in every way
and I’d have heard your laughter that I miss so much
you would have been celebrated from far and wide
with messages, calls, gifts and prayers
and you’d have been happy all the way

Happy Birthday Mama
you would have been 64 today

Mariam Shittu

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