Birthday

10 Nov

Birthday

A birthday is one day out of
Three hundred sixty-five
When people take a moment to
Notice that you’re alive

People that you haven’t heard
From in weeks, months or years
Suddenly make an effort
To send their joy and cheers

Well wishes because we’re told
That when someone was born
Is the one day of the year
That we should all adorn

That person with our honesty
Our caring, gratitude
To let them know directly without
Having to elude

At risk of sounding ungrateful
To those who drop a line
And wish a Happy Birthday, let me
Try to disentwine

The day that I was delivered
From my dear mother’s womb
From the single day of year
Where everyone does bloom

And stop and take a moment to
Give thanks and send their love
I’m starting to think that for some
It’s more a routine’s shove

How often do you call up
A friend or family member
Right out of the blue and tell them
That you do remember

All of the great memories
That both of you have shared?
Or do you wait ‘till their birthday
To show them that you cared?

Is it weird for you to say
“I love you” if it’s not
The same day that the doctor slapped
Their ass and tied the knot?

Is it awkward for you to
Wish them well for their sake
Unless there are wrapped presents and
Lit candles on a cake?

When was the last time you made
An effort to connect
And didn’t wait for a birthday
To pay all your respect?

This warrior poet can’t help
But think that birthday’s are
Just another holiday
From Hallmark and on par

With Christmas, Easter, New Year’s and
Mother’s and Father’s Day
One day of the year we’re told
That it’s time to display

Our genuine affection to
The ones that we care for
Hallmark doesn’t think for me
I know I can do more

Warriors think for themselves
And so for my close friends
And family, this warrior
Won’t follow Hallmark’s trends

I do not care what day it is
Because the time is now
Regardless of the date, I take
This moment to avow:

I wish you all the best in life
I wish you strength and peace
I hope your stresses will shrink and
Your patience will increase

Happy Today, warriors
You all have immense worth
Now aren’t you glad I didn’t wait
Until your day of birth?

                             ~Miro

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7 Responses to “Birthday”

  1. zendictive November 10, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    every day is a day to be born again when your eyes open
    but I have to say it…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIRO~

    (~_~)

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom November 10, 2011 at 10:45 am #

      Ha, old habits die hard. 🙂
      Thank you, Happy Today to you!
      Peace & strength,
      ~Miro

  2. dontchawannadream November 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    LOVE it!!
    So, happy birthday? I’m not sure to be honest… but I wish you un joyeux anniversaire anyway! lol
    and nice to meet you! I have to read your other poems. Thanks for checking out my blog by the way 🙂

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom November 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

      Thank you. 🙂 Yes, it was a pleasant one. Looking forward to the next one in 365 days or so. 🙂
      Keep up the great work!
      Peace & strength,
      ~Miro

  3. Nandini March 10, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    Hi Miro. 🙂

    A very nice poem for this special day. I really liked it. I was having very same thoughts today, as it’s my birthday today. I wanted to see what your thoughts are on “birthdays” in general. So I searched your blog and found this. I loved this poem. And also, I noticed the date “10th Nov” – my sister’s birthday too is on the same date. 🙂 That really cheered me up even more. Now, I won’t forget yours! 🙂

    Thanks so much, for this poem, Miro. I will be sharing few lines.. with proper credit of course, which I never forget to do. 🙂

  4. Nandini March 10, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    And yes, “belated” happy birthday. I wish you all the best for everything. 🙂

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