It's a happy day

It's a happy day

A Poem by KaliAnn

It was my classmates birthday and we all had to write her a birthday poem. Hope you enjoy =)


Today’s your birthday.

A man was just stabbed

in the back of the head

on their way home from work,

a little boy who can’t swim

was just shoved into a lake,

and a best friend was hit by a car

while bringing coffee

to her college roommates.

A lonely old man

filed bankruptcy two months

after his wife of 40 years died,

an 18 year old boy found out that

his girlfriend is pregnant

and she doesn’t know who the father is,

and a man was just jumped

in an alleyway

because a gang of homeless teenagers

wanted a few bucks for dinner.

But today is your day.

The day.

The day you entered the world

and everything was still clear

and innocent.

The day you took your first breath

and became a new edition

to the already overcrowded population.

The day when there was

no end to the horizon.

Try not to think about the family

whose house just burned down

because the father left a

cigarette on the kitchen counter,

or the girl who gets bullied everyday

because of the enlarged birthmark

shaped like Africa on her face,

or the children living under

a newspaper tent

while wondering if their mother

will come back with food tonight.


today is the anniversary

of your birth.

The day you become an adult

and get to spread your wings

for your 15 seconds of fame.

The grandma who

accidentally fed her

peanut allergic grandson

reeses puffs?

She doesn't matter.

Nor does the 27 year old

who is living

off of minimum wage

and just had her fifth child.

There are riots,

rebellions, starvation,

and civil wars happening,

but none of it

is relevant.

So enjoy your cake,

open your presents,

be happy on your special day,

and let’s hope you live long enough

to see another.

© 2013 KaliAnn

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Cryptic and archaic, how your describe each event, I really appreciated your words.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I trust the more you gave the more it became powerful. I am not saying it was positive but it was diffreent, very different indeed. I wish your class mate got the idea as I got it, throught out the poem, the potential meaning bespeaks us to make every day a special day in order to enjoy life , well done and best luck.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Not a positive birthday poem. Good poem to send to the President. Show him the real world. The good description took me to many places and thoughts. Thank you for sharing the interesting birthday poem. What was the grade?

Posted 6 Years Ago

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