A Special Birthday Party

A Special Birthday Party

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

A Special Birthday Party


Sitting alone in their favorite restaurant,
sadness hung on to her wrinkled face.

Though she was there,
it wasn’t the same.


Even so, she was there
to celebrate a very important day.

She proceeded to take from her bag
a single cupcake.


Placing a candle,
she lit it afire with an unsteady hand.

No, it wasn’t her birthday,
but her late husband’s.


Upon noticing,
the waitress knew full well.

So, rounding up diners,
they came to dwell.


“We want to sing” the waitress informed,
“‘Happy Birthday’ to your husband.”

The woman smiled at the kindness,
as she slowly moved her aged hand.


Grasping the band
which she wore on a chain,
“I wear his ring,
so, he’s with me every day.”


What a sweet gesture
in helping a sweet lady…
celebrate in throwing
a special birthday party.


Melinda McQueen Rodgers

May 25, 2023

© 2023 Melinda McQueen

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Melinda McQueen
Inspired by a true story

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A wonderful poem shared dear Melinda.
"What a sweet gesture
in helping a sweet lady…
celebrate in throwing
a special birthday party."
In the old days. many places on your birthday. Workers would bring a small cake and sing. Happy Birthday. Was a nice thing. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 3 Days Ago

Wow... Melinda, that's very good.

Great poetry!


Blessed be!!!

Posted 4 Days Ago

Melinda McQueen

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Thank you for reading and leaving your review.

1 Day Ago

You are most welcome!


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Added on May 25, 2023
Last Updated on May 25, 2023
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Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen


Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..


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