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Birthday Warrior

5 Nov

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, A WARRIOR am I
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!”

                                           ~Miro

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
A WARRIOR am I
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!”

Happy Birthday, King of Kings

24 Dec

“What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.”  ~Agnes M. Pahro

Nativity

Happy Birthday, King of Kings

Happy Birthday, King of Kings
Today we honor you
A day that peace, benevolence
Good will and hope renew

We give each other presents because
Many don’t know how
To show we care with words so we
Use our gifts to endow

All our love and gratitude
To ones that we hold dear
Embarrassment is not something
A warrior does fear

Christmas is one of the few
Times of the year that we
Believe that words speak louder than
Actions to high degree

So when a gift is given, warriors
Will all make sure
Intentions behind their gesture
Are in no way obscure

“I love you,” “I appreciate,”
“I cherish,” “I respect”
Warriors aren’t afraid to
Acknowledge and connect

Let your guard down and be honest
With your cherished ones
Show your brothers, sisters,
Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons

Wives and boyfriends, girlfriends, nieces
Nephews, grandparents
Uncles, aunts and all the rest
That your love is immense

It’s all about serving the King
And the path that He laid
May that path be one that’s never
Diverged from or strayed

                            ~Miro

Happy Birthday Sweetness

9 Dec

sweetness

Happy Birthday Sweetness

Happy Birthday to Sweetness
My loving, graceful wife
The most wonderful person to
Ever enter my life

The one who cares, the one who dares
The one so pure in heart
The one with so much grace and love
It sets her far apart

A special day this is indeed
For on December 8th
A little girl was born who would
Grow up to instill faith

She’d think not of herself but what
She could give and assist
And it has been my privilege
To make sure that she’s kissed

And held and hugged and supported
And make sure it’s expressed
Just how special you are and
Just how much we’re all blessed

Happy Birthday Sweetness, my
Beautiful loving bride
My source of inspiration who
I proudly walk beside

                                     Love, Miro

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

                                     ~Miro

Happy Birthday Lu

8 Dec

Happy Birthday Lu

Happy Birthday to my wife
The light and music of my life
Another year since you were born
When just your Birthday suit was worn

May everyone take time today
To tell, express, announce, convey
How you bring joy to all you know
With your soft smile that has a glow

And your giggle that is so sweet
It could bring smiles to the downbeat
You’re special in so many ways
We’d really need many more days

To let you know how much we care
Too bad Birthdays are so rare!
Only one day every year
For everyone to send their cheer

I think exceptions should be made
For folks like you who have displayed
A loving, kind and selfless heart
We need a whole month to impart

How much we love and cherish you
For everything you say and do
So ‘till then, on this day we will
From morning until evening fill

With well wishes and gratitude
For all the good things you exude
Happy Birthday to Sweetness
My wife, my love, my completeness

                          ~for Luana

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