We know that today will bring a great deal of pain,

For it will be a long time before you emerge once again,

This day is the day that you embarked on your life,

And yet at this moment the hurt cuts like a knife, 

But know this, dear sister, that you’re first in our brains,

Today it’s your image that haunts and remains,

For, on your birthday, just one thing is clear,

How much those around you all love you my dear.

© Caro Ness