It all started with a message
“can you mentor one more please?”
You not only said yes
But with open arms
Under your wings
Took in a total stranger
To groom, nurture and prune
Daily watering
This seed died not of thirst
Training the mind so
There won’t be death at your feet

A times, not convenient
For you’ve got
Commitments and family
Looking up to you
Your life to live and writes to pen down

Yet, you chose to water a seed
In another continent
Struggling to grow

This seed is sprouting now
And making you proud
In the little way seedlings knows
To make a farmer proud

Watching out for the tree it will become
With encouragement to just be “you”
All day long

It’s another day
A circle is complete and another drawn
In the calendar known to man
You’ve got dreams yet unfold
Visions to be manifested
Aspirations to be reached
Your life a beacon of hope to many

Mountains you’ve climbed
Valleys threaded yet undefeated
Many lives severed
Many still struggling
To stand and stay still
Yet your anchor holds
In Him who’s got your back
All day long

Your heart beats and longs
To be a life line to those
Whose path you cross
Yet you remain at the back
The screen your face to shield
Your hands exploit does
In lives privileged
To be touched by it

Happy Birthday
Written by Graceful (Akinlua Grace)
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