Treasure Island

Carolyn Brunelle


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.

Submitted: Monday, January 05, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Birthday Without You by Carolyn Brunelle )

Enter the verification code :

  • Patricia Grantham (1/7/2014 8:33:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Williams (12/23/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Those who complain النئائين, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. 3 Petal Flowers, Kyle Schlicher
  3. Prosperity Milking Cow Of Good, sallam yassin
  4. A Blank Page, Elia Michael
  5. Three Score and Ten, Frank Avon
  6. Mary Key, Lilly Emery
  7. ACES AND EIGHTS (The dead man's hand), Alexander Onoja
  8. Love Is A Feeling, Lilly Emery
  9. I saw my father, in silhouette, Thomas Leathandrum
  10. What are these days? !, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Television, Roald Dahl

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]