Friday, November 13, 2015

A Birthday Poem by Yours Truly

Its my birthday today. It's Friday the 13th and I don't care. I was born on a Friday the 13th too. Does it make me unlucky? Not at all. I have been blessed more than I deserve.

This morning, I sat here, in front of my desktop, typing "Thank You's" to all who greeted me on my special day. I guess when you feel all the love, an overwhelming sense of creativeness manifests itself.

Here is a special poem I wrote, as a way of expressing my thanks to God and to the wonderful parents He gave me. I know my Dad is celebrating with me too. I have celebrated 23 birthdays without him. Oh how I miss him so much.

So, here you go. Sharing with you a heartfelt, spur of the moment, literary creation by yours truly.

Today's my birthday
I'm now older by a year.
I woke up and prayed,
"Thank You, my Savior Dear."

My life, I'd say, is truly blessed
Despite the trials and lack of rest.
Three wonderful children, a grand-baby on the way
And hubby so caring, they are enough to make my day.

And so I reflect back on the years that passed
I've been a daughter, a student, and both mom and dad.
I battled with diabetes, and I'm battling it still,
I take it all in stride with needles and insulin.

Today I am grateful to my Lord and my God
He gave me my life, and all that is good.
He gave me the greatest Mom and Dad
Who loved me and gave me all that they could.

Mama and Daddy, I know that you know
How much I love you and to you my life I owe
There are times I failed you, times I made you cry
And in my trials, you said, "You can do it, go ahead and try."

To all my family and friends
I love all the well wishes and greetings you send.
My heart is happy,
My soul content.

It would also mean much to me if you could also say
"Thank You" to my mom and dad
They are the reason a birthday
Is celebrated today.

"A Birthday Poem"
Written by Eileen Layno
on her birthday
13 November 2015


  1. What a lovely poem. I always appreciate people that are gifted enough to be able to write so well.
    By the way... Happy Belated Birthday!!

  2. This is such a lovely birthday poem. I will share this with others on their birthdays that I know.

  3. Well a very happy birthday and what a wonderful poem~ sounds like you have wonderful life and a great fmily

  4. What a beautiful poem. Happy Belated Birthday to you.

  5. What a beautiful poem. Happy Belated Birthday to you.

  6. That's such a nice poem. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  7. Omg what a sweet poem!!! Happy birthday :):)

  8. Great poem and happy belated birthday! I think that we should all reflect on our lives and be thankful for all the good we have been blessed with.

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you've found some sort of peace and happiness. Your poem is wonderful. I hope you had a great birthday!


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