Birthdays Are Tangible

Birthdays Are Tangible

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver

I last wrote to you on red paper
promises I thought I could keep
but fate had other turbulent plans

Over time, the paper has faded
like my memory of so many things
except your gentle smile in my dreams

Does anything work out how we plan?
You would laugh and simply say 
as long as you're happy
what difference does it make?

I guess my downfall in life
is the need to understand 
answers are hostile at times
disturbed foot prints 
in desert blown sand

It is time to re-write an old, red letter
release the grip of your turquoise hands
realise we are not always what we plan

How else will life seem beautiful?
Perception must caress the positives
negatives soon to melt
in the palm of the hand 
that destiny dealt

©2015 PoppySilver

© 2015 Poppy Ruth Silver

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Poppy Ruth Silver

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i am not sure how to respond to this one. it is so nicely expressed and at the same time seems so personal that to go there might not be right. truthful, and keenly similar and different...

Posted 2 Years Ago

you write so well poppy, I really like your writing

Posted 2 Years Ago

You can feel the pain and regret laced thought this write! The song and your words are paired together perfectly. Make a strong impact!

Posted 2 Years Ago

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I like how you incorporated symbolism with your letter. Heartfelt, well-written work.

Posted 2 Years Ago

loved this...I love Meatloaf's music....

Posted 2 Years Ago

The last verse was melting, in fact the complete poem is soulful.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Destiny...Madame Fate....steps in and crushes plans we make. As it is is said, "Man plans...G-d laughs!" The emotional pain and regret is intense in this one. Time is but an doubt about it. Your words moved me. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago

Very beautiful and soulful poem....................... touching. Thanks for sharing.........

Posted 2 Years Ago

Your words are powerful and heartfelt Poppy.
"Time is an illusion,
you are still here, surround me
would that I could

Posted 2 Years Ago

How else will life seem beautiful?
Perception must caress the positives
negatives soon to melt
in the palm of the hand
that destiny dealt

I guess things never really work out as planned but being happy is really what counts but true happiness is a distant dream most of the time, generally being happy is the best we can get, there will always be a blot on the landscape, hold those positives and the negatives will fade as destiny turns the tide to you, brilliant poem Poppy, gives me much to think about :)

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on June 3, 2015
Last Updated on June 3, 2015


Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

United Kingdom

Merry Meet, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My firs.. more..


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