Birth Day

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

just an over all view of how I look at my birthday. Today is not it. It's on Wednesday

Birth Day comes but once a year

Cards arrive early to let you know it's near

How should I feel when it's almost here?

Am I looking older in the mirror?

It's that time to celebrate that special day

Happy Birthday is all people say

You get pats on the back and told your great

Then go to dinner and get treated to steak

Yeah today you're one year older

"Mom today is no different" is what I told her

From me she insisted she will hear no fodder

I can rebut all I want I'm still a year older

How much more important every year can this day be?

It's no more significant than 21 I do believe

On this day why can't people see?

That it's just not that big of deal to me

Yet despite all that it's still my birth day

And no matter what people want to celebrate

But there is one thing that you can't debate

I'm one year closer to my grave


Submitted: January 26, 2009

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Pratibha

I WOULD SAY "HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX" and I am so happy that your birthday is on wednesday...and why such a sad tone to the poem...u r right that as we grow older, we don't feel the enthusiasm anymore like a kid feels it...a kid is never worried that he is a year older but he looks fwd to the party, presents and good food and he is so happy...i used to look fwd to my birthday from october itself ( mine is in november)....and that 'feeling' is still with me today...Alex, u r so lucky to have ur MOM around to plan for a party and friends who will come and celebrate the day with u...it indeed is a big day....this day,, u grew one year wiser and one more year of addition to ur experiences and u r going to move fwd with all ur determination ....This day is the day which will help u channelise ur energy and regularise ur thoughts....
and so, i sincerely request you not to be gloomy ( though u r not, but this poem sounded like that) and just go ahead and jump in the party.....YOU never know if u would get this crowd next year or not.....friends and family r important Alex....trust me, on my birthday, not a single soul was around and my husband was on tour...even if he is around, he doesnot do anything for me...and so trust me, grab and enjoy the day !!

Mon, January 26th, 2009 6:08am

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Yes I will enjoy my day and I am happy to have family who want desperately to give me a good time on that day. I didn't intend for it to sound sad. I do prefer to have a celebration and a party and a big fun get together, but doing all that is just something I don't think is necessary. Just saying happy birthday would be enough for me. I am not any more special than anyone. Thank you for your very nice comment

Sun, January 25th, 2009 10:18pm

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