Birthday with Family

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
It's my birthday soon! So I wrote a poem about the dinner I had to celebrate with my family. In my opinion, it's pretty Larkinesque, but I'll leave that up to y'all to decide. Not in terms of form.

Submitted: May 20, 2017

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Submitted: May 20, 2017



Sitting at dinner is the worst.

The crowd before me chats away

Inconsequential nothings fade

into the din.

A father's boister bothers me

More than my brother next to me

Complaining, he's not the centre

of attention.

But what's to do? I must endure

Today, the celebration day,

a gathering of family

for my birthday.

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