Posts tagged ‘Birthday’

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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June 1, 2015

June II

by Jem Croucher


The month of summer solstice
Midsummer’s day and Thursday’s child
Is here at last, I’m pleased to say
So on this day I smiled

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May 10, 2015


by Jem Croucher


For fourteen years in thirty-nine
You gave me life and more
But God had other plans in mind
When you left in seventy-four

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June 4, 2014

Grandma’s First Love

by Pamela Beckford

I wrote this a year ago, but today is my grandson’s 5th birthday so it seemed appropriate to post it today.


A Grandma’s First Love

Fat little fingers
Ten perfect toes
Hair like down
And a cute little nose
A tiny blessing in blue
Today a mom was born
Oh, what a special day
It was the birth of Soren

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October 25, 2013

Mary Frances

by graypoet

bday cake

I’ve never met Mary Frances
But picture her as she dances
See her I do as a true Irish lass
Where daughters get their sass.

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July 16, 2013

My Mast Friend !

by Darshan Gajara

Between the tensed, nervous & confused First Year faces,
There stood a Girl one amongst the special cases.

Not worried about the new environment,
Proud & confident of her solid temperament.

Kidding, jerking, fun loving was her nature,
Isolated from the dull alike faces, I found this creature.

People said she’s a Social Guru,
Jaha mauka milta wahi pe ho jati shuru.

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June 25, 2013

Birthday Musings

by Apurva

There’s nothing like a birthday to remind yourself
how old you really are….

As a ONE year old,
You stare wide-eyed in wonder- slightly bemused, a little irritable,

with a thumb in your mouth, somewhere in a corner,

Wondering what the commotion’s all about…..

as your parents go out of their way

to make your birthday memorable,

One that you can now barely remember!

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September 14, 2012

The day before a birthday .. 

by TarekOfCairo

Of all the raindrops
All the day lights
All the birthday gifts
and all the colorful boxes

Of All the smiles and
the love poems
Of all the hearty songs
and all the funny quotes

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