Birthday Warrior

5 Nov

Happy Birthday to me! Nothing but gratitude for growing one year older and bolder.

Birthday Warrior

A birthday’s just another day
That makes me stand apart
From other normals who fear that
They’ll become an old fart

I do not hide my age when asked
I don’t say, “Nevermind!”
I’m proud of every year I’ve lived
Even the ones unkind

I’m proud of every silver strand
That grows into my mane
I’m proud of vascularity
Each big, protruding vein

I’m proud of every grey whisker
That grows into my beard
Every wrinkle, ache and pain
And other thing that’s feared

By those who wish time would stand still
The passing of the hour glass
Does not make this man cry

For time is precious, every year
That’s passed has been a gift
And I appreciate it more
Now that it goes by swift

Load the cake with candles
The inferno won’t scare me
To dread a birthday makes one an
Ingrate to high degree

Joke about, “You’re getting old!”
I’ll joke back, “I’ve endured!
And will continue to do so
My passion can’t be cured!”

They’ll warn, “Oh wait ‘till you slow down
Oh wait ‘till you’re like me!”
“NEVER!” I’ll quickly reply
“A WARRIOR is me!”

Never bowing to defeat
Never giving an inch
With every candle on the cake
I will not cringe or flinch

“Bring it on!” the warrior says
All things which pose a threat
“Bring it on because you have
Not seen anything yet!”

13 Responses to “Birthday Warrior”

  1. Will of Heart November 5, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    happy birthday Miro, wishing you more blessing and happiness… God Bless

    • Miro November 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. festivalking November 5, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Happy Birthday!!!! 🙂

    • Miro November 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm #


  3. Sara Wales November 5, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Happy Birthday Miro!!!! I am striving to see birthdays this way. Thank you for your poem!!!

    • Miro November 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks Sara!

  4. prewitt1970 November 5, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Happy Birthday! Sempre Fi fellow warrior.

    • Miro November 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

      Semper Fi, brother warrior. Thanks!

  5. beatrix November 5, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    a very happy jolly sunny beautiful birthday

    • Miro November 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm #


  6. Cat Forsley November 5, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Happy Birthday Peaceful Warrior ,,,,
    You are so Loved 🙂 xo C

    • Miro November 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

      Thank you Cat! Love right back at you! 🙂

      • Cat Forsley November 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

        ❤ hope you had tons of CAKE 🙂 XX

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