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Happy Birthday Akhil

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Four months of marriage,
Life was a mirage,
We were still on our honeymoon.
Little did we know,
The consequences though,
I had conceived all too soon.

Shocked and surprised,
Happy and rejoiced,
I panicked about pregnancy!
With no water retention,
No swollen condition,
My baby took care of me.

The due date came,
But the baby remained,
So intact within my tummy.
The doctor put a knife,
And brought him to life,
There I was a mommy!

You wailed and screamed,
Hardly slept or dreamed,
Driving us insane!
Was it milk or diaper?
Colic or danger?
Phew! That was tough game!

As days went by,
You gave your first smile.
My heart melted like ice.
Your roll, your crawl,
Your stand, Your fall,
WOW! You are our precious prize!

In our arms,
You can stay,
Stay as long as you please.
You can jump away,
To run and play,
Our love will never cease.

Growing steadily,
Giggling merrily,
Today you are one year old.
In a matter of time,
You’ll recite a rhyme,
And so I am told!

This fine evening,
With the world cup reigning,
We are all gathered here.
To wish you luck,
To wish you joy,
Happy Birthday dear!

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12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Akhil

  1. @thayu: thank u! thanks to the sweet experience that akhil gave me to be able to put to words.

    @somasundari: i completely understand. i felt so exhilarated myself after writing it.

    @divya: thanks! you’ve been getting signs for quite sometime. i guess this bell that u’ve mentioned is a sign to act upon it πŸ™‚

    @tekybala: thank u bala! thanks from akhil too.

  2. Poetic round-up of the turn of events! Belated Birthday Wishes to Akhil! It had been on my mind for a while and as always missed sending out the mail on the day! Akhil’s next gonna entice you with all his baby-talk and we’ll be kept engrossed with your stories of his baby talk πŸ™‚ Looking forward πŸ™‚

  3. superb poem! I am sure Akhil is going to be amazed reading this one day! πŸ™‚

    Belated b’day wishes to kutty akhil!

  4. @Meens: Thanks Meens. Akhil himself won’t remember his first birthday anyways…so never mind πŸ™‚ He is already all “Amma Amma Amma”…waiting to hear more babbling and bragging about the babbling πŸ™‚

    @Sarma: Thank you Sarma! What more happiness can I experience as a mother than seeing him happy reading this poem years later? πŸ™‚

  5. Belated B’day wishes to little Akhil. Very sweet blog. May you experience more and more these kind of happiness in future. Where is the cake for me?

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