April 4th at 40 Years (The Birthday Poem)

Earlier today, I took a stroll through my old neighborhood, and it felt so good. It seemed like everywhere I went, there were friendly hellos and smiles. Today is April 4, 2012…my 40th birthday, and I was surrounded by love.

‘Welcome Home’

It’s been 5 years since I’ve been in your arms.
Forgotten how soothing your touch is.
How magical your embrace feels,
When you wrap your arms around me.
Love.
I can feel it.
Love.
I can say thy name.
You and I have changed so much.
I kept staring in your eyes,
As if we’ve never met.
You still amaze me after all this time.
I still love you,
And as we walked down 125th Street together,
All eyes were on us.
Some cosmic high you cast upon me,
And now I’m hooked.
Distance does make a much fonder heart.
Never fear me leaving you again.
You welcomed me home.
I now realize that I had it all with you.
I want it all with you.
I get it now.
I get that you loved me back then.
And Harlem, I now know that you presently love me too.

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2 Responses to April 4th at 40 Years (The Birthday Poem)

  1. I like the way you’ve personified your old neighbourhood, and you’ve given the poem that coming home” feeling. Well written 🙂

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