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Sweet Sixteen
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat

Wednesday, September 03, 2008
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For my granddaughter Briana, on her sixteenth birthday


You look so beautiful standing there,
No longer a little girl, it’s so hard to believe
You’re a young lady of sixteen.
It seems like only yesterday when you were only three.
Jumping on my lap, pulling my hair, giving me a book
with the command, Read, Grandma, read!
When your Mom told you that you’d soon be a big sister,
Curiously you said, “does that mean I can boss her”
You were so happy, and jumped for joy, than told
your Mom, that your baby’s name was going to be Alisha.
When Alisha was born and old enough to walk,
you dragged like her around like a doll, you made everyone
understand, that this was your baby, not Mom’s.
But as you grew older, Alisha was a little girl, you
were now a teen. Your Mom would say, “take your
sister with you”, and you pouted "why do I always have to take her with me?!
And when you were fifteen, you told your Mom,
"I need a car". Your Mom said, “sure honey,
after you get a job and have enough money.
You’ll graduate from high school next year,
Making us all so proud, in your cap and gown.
Every year there's something new and so very

special about you.
And on this special day of your life, sixteen candles
upon a cake, we know you'll go far, but for now, birthday
girl, you're so beautiful the way that you are.



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Reviewed by Mary Elshaday 6/3/2014
She must have surely loved this poem. Very lovely write Mary.

Reviewed by Stephanie Murray 9/13/2008
Very Sweet.I am sure you are very proud.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/5/2008
This is a lovely gift, Mary. How fast they grow up! Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Bonnie May 9/5/2008
What a wonderful birthday gift you have given something that will last a lifetime. Well done! Happy Birthday to a beautiful young lady. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 9/4/2008

A wonderful heartfelt delight for a young lady. I'm still trying to come to terms that our little baby girl is seventeen.
Beautiful poem, very much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/4/2008
They grow much too fast, a beautiful write to celelbrate Brianne's sweet 16th. thank you for sharing Mary.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/4/2008
-- my granddaughter's name is Brianne -- fifteen now -- you are so right - how quickly the time goes by -- there is much love for your granddaughter in this beautiful poem -- JMW
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/3/2008
A lovely birthday wish, Mary, full of everything good.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/3/2008
Oh sweet child a very Happy Sweet Sixteen! May your life be filled with the joy that envelops your heart...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 9/3/2008
Sixteen candles for a sweet sixteen young lady!
Happy Birthday Briana!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/3/2008
Sixteen candles is a specail cake.... they grow up so fast,,,, Happy B-Day Briana!

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