I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You

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I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You*

lick lip whip pour bake
wrap gift spread frost cake
car screech life stand still
wave crash bring heart break

-Uchechi Kalu
Copyright 2002
All rights reserved.

*My brother Emmanuel Kalu, died on February 24, 2001, one day before his 18th birthday. T’ang poetry is a style of Classical Chinese poetry from the T’ang dynasty.

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Hi, I’m Uchechi. I’m a poet, ux designer & tech entrepreneur at wedocracy, the collaborative social network for wedding planning. I love sharing stories, so hit me up on Twitter @uchechi_writes, here on Google+ and here on Facebook too! My next book of poetry, Resembling the Sea, will be published in 2014.
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