Would we have gone out to buy something pretty for you to wear?
Would we have clashed on what pretty was?
Would you have laughed and said I am old fashioned...
Would you have wanted a big party?
Or would you have wanted something more intimate with those who are closest to you...
Would you have developed a secret crush on a boy by now?
Or would you still think boys are yucky?
Would you have been as tall as I am?
Would we have still walked hand in hand or would you have been embarassed by your old man?
These are the questions which run through my mind
As I sit here and try not to cry
wondering what it would have been like
if you were here to celebrate sweet sixteen.
In memory of my daughter Santhushi who would have been 16 today if she was here