~  Birthdays ~

~ Birthdays ~

A Poem by Carola


Are they a reminiscence of times passed,
Are they nostalgia of your youthful years,
Are they a recollection of achievements gained,
Are they thoughts of regret of choices made.

Or perhaps & God-willing there's still a future that's yet to unfold.

Will your kinsfolk use this day to remember you,
Will they make and write a card specially for you, or,
Will they think of you in a card shop whilst making a choice,
Will they post these card greetings and wishes, or send an email.

Or perhaps a generic box card waiting in a cupboard will be used.

Cards can be classical, arty, funny or just a bit risqué, 
Cards are wonderful, and have that very personal touch,
Card greetings and wishes can be viewed everyday,
Cards require pre-planned thoughts and action for you.

Or perhaps you'll receive a momentary phone call.

'Cos that requires less time, less thought and effort, 
Calls can also be wonderful to hear a family voice
Could you be very lucky and receive both ?
C'est la vie! Depends on your position on the family totem pole. 

Or perhaps you'll be forgotten, or birthdays no longer matter anymore!

Carola Hume / Sept 2017 

© 2017 Carola

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We can't forget those love ones who touched our hearts in a very intense way. I enjoyed this poem indeed, I'm the black sheep of my family.

Posted 10 Months Ago


10 Months Ago

thanks for stopping by to comment roxane, yes i'm on the bottom of the family totem pole too!
Read this three times because i can't decide if (1) it's you smiling, (2) it's you being a touch or two sardonic or (3) it's you seeing only half empty glasses of bubbly and that's it!

As far as i'm concerned, birthdays are an excuse to be spoiled even a teeny bit by folk who know your middle name is Reciprocation. As to being nearer the coffin... bearing in mind what so many have to suffer these days, waking up and hearing the birds sing is a blessing for the rest of us.

Enjoy your stay in the Cafe.. fun and interesting times are ahead, promise you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

thanks for stopping by to read & comment. (2) is more apt.
never really been an enthusiasti.. read more
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It is fine, makes sense and reads well. Birthdays, never been one to celebrate getting older. My wife however, well, that's a different kettle of fish. She has been celebrating her 50th for the last 6 months and this will culminate in a girlie weekend for 8 to Barcelona this coming Friday.
Welcome to the cafe Carol with an "a"

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

thanks for stopping by to read & comment.
i'm pleased you think it reads well.
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Added on September 13, 2017
Last Updated on September 13, 2017
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