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before the dawn

They cover our eyes

Before we see the candles

On the birthday cake

The surprise has been building

For that one moment of joy

Like when we were born

We were in the dark for months

Waiting to come out

Perhaps all good things are born

From the dark into the light

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


You are not worthless

In fact, you are worth much more

Then words can explain

Watch other’s faces light up

Feel their hearts shine with love

As they look at you

Knowing their words are worth less

Then what you deserve

Believe more in the support

Of those who know your true worth

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben