Song on the Occasion of My Son’s Birthday

This day shines
With the light of redemption:

So many years ago today,
A tornado of light
Came screaming into my world;
A fresh universe began to build
A peninsula for a while,
Then a continent of his own.

How can a child save his mother’s life?
How can chaos turn to peace and love?
With what language can I sing this song?
Can there be greater happiness than this?:
The child who was born on this day
Has, through his own child, learned my joy.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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3 Responses to Song on the Occasion of My Son’s Birthday

  1. cote8050 says:

    I love that last line!! so true. I read a quote somewhere, don’t remember the author but it said something like “I never knew how much my mother loved me until I kiss my newborn daughter’s check” so true! lovely poem, I’m sure you son will treasure it always! love and peace to you and yours… Michelle

  2. Noora says:

    I can very much feel the gratitude in your words.

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