Should I?

Cocoa raindrops and dollops of whipped cream
fell from the skies in celebration of my birthday.

Should I have called someone to report what I saw?
I decided no.

Instead
I stood outside with a mug in each hand,
catching my celebration treats.

More birds than usual perched in trees
and excitedly chirped my happy birthday song.

Should I have captured the notes for others to hear?
I decided not to.

There’s a reason the music played loudly
with no one to hear it but me.

So
I accepted it all and just enjoyed my day.

©2009 Shari Lynne Smothers

Prompt: Write a poem about growth in any form. This is my poem for Day 8 of the 2009 November PAD Chapbook Challenge.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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