Sunday, January 26, 2014

Birthdays

Everyday is someone's birthday,
but I don't bake the cakes no more.
All them candles burn the house down;
don't like confetti on my floor.
And, the headlines on my wrapping paper
just make a soul wish they was never born.

For Poetry Pantry

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

every day is a reason to celebrate as well...have to get my son to a birthday party here in a bit...gld i am not cleaning up.

Mary said...

I think birthday parties are highly over-rated, especially over a certain age. Smiles.

grapeling said...

world weary voice in this ~

manicddaily said...

Ha. I know it's not funny, but I do like your subtlety here--that is my favorite wrapping paper also. Thanks, MZ. k.

Fireblossom said...

Yes, but there is still chocolate, and as long as there is choclate, there is hope.

Laurie Kolp said...

The world we live in has become a scary place. I don't subscribe to the newspaper anymore.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What Shay says -as long as there is chocolate - and cake, for that matter - there is hope. Smiles.

Susan said...

Funny how birthdays make us think of birth and existence and what we live through. News wrappers used to underline that connection. Out of sight, out of mind?

Sioux said...

I no longer celebrate my birthday. But I am more than willing to eat cake--chocolate--once a year on that day, and if someone gives me a box of chocolates, I would be glad to gobble them up.

awakenedwords said...

comes a time you are just glad they keep coming, but feel no need to celebrate.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

You've got to use the comics to wrap with otherwise the party just might end up in tears!

hedgewitch said...

The ones on my birthday cake are a fire hazard too--a little sweet stuff helps the medicine go down, though.

Steve King said...

Sometimes your verse could translate directly int a blues form. I think this one could.

rallentanda said...

There is nothing wrong with the world...just the shit people who inhabit it:)

Bing Yap said...

I’m no big fan of birthday parties and cakes as well. To be in the papers now means big bad news indeed.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Birthdays are for other people.

Lorraine Renaud said...

Well there you, that's why I don't bake, I mean,come on !!!

R.K. Garon said...

I'm not sure why...But, I enjoyed the piece :-)
Sweet!
ZQ