A Birthday Wish

For Jeremiah on his birthday


A Birthday Wish

For you
the song we sing,
to celebrate your birth,
is more a hymn
than a song of glee.

It’s a gift that death
cannot erase
your life
in our memories.

A bright sun
in a cold December sky,
the warmth of love
radiating from within.

We ice the cake
and blow the candles out
with a wish —
though our arms are empty
that our hearts remain full of you.

©Delaina J. Miller 2013

2 replies

Comments are closed.