Carolyn Brunelle

(December 1946)

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

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  • 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

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