Posts tagged ‘Birthday’

June 18, 2022

Born to the sun VI

by Jem Croucher
Born to the sun and born to a beach
which I'm going to now 'cos it's in easy reach
and today is my birthday and I'm sixty-three
so a day in the sun makes good sense to me
I'll be there with the Beans so it will be the best
for good conversation, some laughs and the rest
and this evening much later to Brighton we'll go
for a meal and some beers to conclude the show

February 17, 2022

Thirty five years proud

by Jem Croucher
Thirty five years to this day
the snow lay on the ground
and I walked proud through Brighton
with no-one else around
Still then in my late twenties
new life I'd seen that morn
when in the early hours
our Emily Rose was born
And though some time has passed since then
I still write proud with prose
on another February morning
a most 'Happy Birthday' Rose

October 30, 2021


by thereluctantpoet
My New Life: Countdown to 60 - Part 8 (and probably the last)

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Score And
Ten Plus Three,
My Rings Around The

Copyright © Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 10-30-2021 – 06:30 a.m.

My 73rd Birthday Marks The Number Of Rings Around The Sun
I Have Experienced In My Life – And I’m Hoping For More!

Thank You To All Of My Followers And Readers For Traveling With Me!

September 5, 2021

Forever eighty-seven

by Jem Croucher
Happy Birthday my Mother
you'd have been ninety today
but forever instead
eighty-seven you'll stay

The time of your passing
though sad was still right
but I still shed a tear
on occasion at night

But on fifth of September
remembering clear
I see that you're smiling
so Happy Birthday, my dear

August 19, 2021

Married on a birthday

by Jem Croucher
Went to a birthday party
in Surrey, Saturday night
took us a while to get there
but that was quite alright

Loud cheers when we got there
the celebrations had begun
so we hurried there to join them
so we'd not miss out the fun

And we found the cheers had purpose
for the birthday and for now
as my brother had got married
on his birthday with a vow

June 18, 2021

Born to the sun V

by Jem Croucher
Back in the fifties
and born to the sun
a Thursday's child
knew he had begun

Growing up in the sixties
never sun to eschew
this Thursday's child 
was still nearly new

And then cam the seventies
formative years
a teen to his twenties
with joy and yes, tears

February 23, 2021

Social distance birthdays

by Jem Croucher

It was murky on the Dyke today
and you could not see far
which really was a pity as
the view’s spectacular

You’ll have to take my word for that
because the picture shows you nowt
of what Sussex has to offer
and what the Weald is all about

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February 17, 2021


by Jem Croucher

On a February day
thirty-four years ago
I remember quite well
the remains of the snow
as on a bright morning
I walked by the sea
so proud of the fact
of no longer ‘to be’
But actually now
a father at last
all those long months of waiting
now finally past
For there on that day
to Sally and me
the gift of a daughter
with our Emily

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November 3, 2020


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It Was A Birthday Gathering
With Cake And Lots Of Candles
Blazing On Top Of It
Waiting To Be Blown Out

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June 18, 2020

Born to the sun IV

by Jem Croucher

Past sixty-one summers
I was born to the sun
a new Thursday’s child
to the world then had come
At the end of the fifties
the Rock n Roll years
a little boy blue
as the sixties they neared

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June 22, 2019

60/40 II (The day)

by Jem Croucher

The day has arrived
the one after Solstice
so the light will be with us til late
And here in midsummer
down on the beach
the atmosphere will be great

We’ve friends who are coming
from miles away
we have not seen for some time
So you can be sure
that we’ll celebrate
and that everything will be fine

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June 19, 2019

The beach is a birthday

by Jem Croucher

At the beach hut on my birthday
(I was sixty yesterday)
And whilst not exactly sunny
It was perfect anyway
The sea was like a diamond
Flat calm, a lovely sight
Mirror-like, reflecting
the sky above so bright

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June 18, 2019

60 (aka ‘Born to the sun again’)

by Jem Croucher

I’ve seen sixty summers
and have loved every one
For back in the fifties
I was born to the sun

A child of a Thursday
I had far to go
And I’m still on the journey
and still in the flow

I’ve memories a plenty
and a lot more to come
for this child of the summer
who was born to the sun

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May 19, 2019

A 60th tale

by Jem Croucher

A day out in Lewes
with the girls in the sun
Browsing antique shops
and all having fun
Here for Sal’s sixtieth
Celebrations start here
Two months for us all
in this special year

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December 1, 2018


by Jem Croucher

No.4 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

December comes and tradition
sees the tree go up tonight
Decorations hanging all around
‘most everywhere in sight

For us it sees a birthday
Holly’s twenty-five this year
and sharing it with Christmas
always brings us all good cheer

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November 21, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It Was A Birthday Gathering
With Cake And Lots Of Candles
Blazing On Top Of It
Waiting To Be Blown Out

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October 31, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

My Birthday Wish Is Simple
It’s The Same One Every Year

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October 30, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

birthday candles
By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Birthday’s Just A Number
That’s What I Hear Them Say
You’re Only As Old As You Think You Are
So I Think I’ll Be Younger Today

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February 26, 2018


by Jem Croucher

3 of 5 in the Jemverse ’31’ series

It’s becoming a tradition
as this is the second year
February seventeen
and a walk to have a beer
We’re spoilt for choice in Sussex
with the hills to take us there
So here’s to many more years still
this special day to share

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February 24, 2018

Piper in the Weald

by Jem Croucher

1 of 5 in the Jemverse ’31’ series

Heading down Fulking Escarpment
with a piper to herald the way
The entourage headed down to the pub
on this lovely February day
The view of the Weald was breathtaking
as it always is in the sun
The company laughing and happy
and having plenty of fun

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December 8, 2017

Mother Nature (5) – Holly

by Jem Croucher

Celebrating nature over
seven vibrant days
Her hand of wonder covered
in seven different ways

Day five, eighth of December
and in nineteen ninety-three
Our youngest daughter born to us
and named (of course) Holly

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June 18, 2017

Birthday (aka ‘Born to the sun’)

by Jem Croucher

I’ve seen fifty-eight summers
and have loved every one
For back in the fifties
I was born to the sun

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April 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Duke

by scatterednotebooks


Photo by Linda Rose

It’s been a full year, since you first joined our clan
and hid yourself there inside my bag.
You didn’t quite know what to make of us,
all coo-ey, and huggy, and making a fuss.
Our kitchen floor had you splayed on all fours
’til we brought you upstairs to the carpeted floor.

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April 11, 2017

Happy Easter & Birthday, To You, Mom – form writing

by Colly


Hello Grandma,

I know it seems hard

when you’re wanting to say

I love you

with a visit or stay.

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January 8, 2017

Birthday Request

by HemmingPlay

Pillars of Creation: interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 6,500-7,000 light years from Earth where stars are born

“Pillars of Creation”: Hubble photo of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 6,500-7,000 light years from Earth where stars are born

I asked for the superpower of “Folding” for my birthday.
It cuts out the middle man:
Gimme a calendar with tricky bits, I said.
I’d fold weeks, months, years, centuries together,
jump to any time, past or future.

The first would be hanging with
the first human band to walk out of Africa .

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October 16, 2016


by dokurtybitz

Fifty third anniversary
Of my first suicide attempt,
Cord around my neck
Locked in the breech,

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June 18, 2016

And Lavender…

by Jem Croucher


One would think that for my birthday
something yellow would appear
Yet though that’s my favourite colour
Something else gives better cheer

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February 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Emily Rose

by Jem Croucher


We have a birthday in our house today
it makes us feel quite old
For nine and twenty years ago
when it was pretty cold
a daughter was our first born child
in Brighton in the snow
Back in the last century
It seems so long ago

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