CB (1946 / Tennessee)

A Birthday Without You

The gathering was wonderful;
Laughter tasted great
Mixed with wine in the palate;
Birthdays are good reason to celebrate.
Like a scarf knitted together in love,
The family wrapped warmly around me,
But one of us was missing.
You were not there.
Your absence
Left a hollowness to our joy;
A deep longing in our hearts.
A birthday without you wasn’t happy at all,
It just felt sad.

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Comments (3)

A birthday should be a time of great joy and togetherness. Unfortunately it can be a bit melancholy without the special one being there. Still life must go on. Nice.
Beautiful work. My fathers Birthday is coming up. I hope you wont mind if I borrow this for his Facebook page, as my own muse has apparently taken a holiday.
I love this poem. Straight, clear and simple. That's my way. Bravo!