Birthday Warrior

4 Nov

Birthday Warrior

I do not dread the knowledge that
Another year has passed
Those who wish to not get older
And act so aghast

When their age goes up a year
Make both my eyebrows raise
They don’t seem to be grateful for
Three hundred sixty-five days

They groan and moan about how they
Are losing all their youth
They just lament because they’re getting
“Too long in the tooth”

And let the wrinkles, grey and aches
Blind them from the real gift
A present that each year gives this
Warrior quite a lift:

I’m older, I have just survived
Another year on Earth
I’ve met more challenges and I’ve
Increased my strength and worth

People tried to steal my joy
But I turned back their raid
I walked headlong into danger
While others were afraid

Confronted selfish, ugly people
That most did avoid
Watched plans all go straight to shit
Without getting annoyed

Looking back on the past year
I have no swell of pride
Because that is a trait that Warriors
Do not abide

I simply am content that I
Served my duty in life
I served some strangers
Enemies, my family and wife

And will do so this coming year
The candles on the cake
Should not be mourned, they’re simply a
Reminder you’re awake

You’re still alive, you’re still breathing
Your mission still goes on
Blow them out and continue
To show your grace and brawn


6 Responses to “Birthday Warrior”

  1. iamforchange November 4, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Happy Birthday Miro! I am sure it will be a great one!

  2. Mira Jay November 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    no wonder “wise” is held within “wrinkles” 🙂
    Peace & Light

  3. zendictive November 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    happy birthday warrior (*_*)

  4. Will of Heart November 8, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    I agree, happy belated birthday Miro, wishing you more blessings and good health, extend my warmest regards to the family… God Bless… 🙂

  5. Sue Dreamwalker November 11, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Sorry I missed your Birthday Miro~ Belated Happy Returns, as I work my way backwards through your posts..
    I am as old as I feel and everyday I get younger and younger,… 🙂
    Hope that you had a great day

  6. drsuraiyanasim November 12, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    Belated Happy Birthday!!! Great post….i agree completely about appreciating growing older and wiser.

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