Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Birthday Girl - Poem by Alison Cassidy

a decade ago
I discovered quite by chance
my child father’s
early scribbling to his ‘Nan’.


Today I received
a perfectly ordinary
birthday card
from you.

Its child-like letters
across the page.
Its message of devotion
was unequivocal.


Perhaps one day
my children’s children
will find it tucked away among my things.

Comments about Birthday Girl by Alison Cassidy

  • Jessica Jemima (1/15/2009 2:16:00 AM)

    Really sweet - I hope that the card is found one day. (Report) Reply

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  • Carl Harris (9/24/2008 10:12:00 AM)

    This is a beautifully tender poem, Allie, recalling one of life's fond memories wonderfully well. What I liked about it was your common sense approach, vividly recalling finding a similar birthday card from your father to your mother and noting the probability that this card too, like the earlier one, would be found by your children or grandchildren. Your intense focus on one of the little facets of humanity is what makes this such a fascinating write. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq Ashraful Musaddeq (9/14/2008 12:17:00 PM)

    A lovely observation, lovely poem on birthday. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Amie-Lee ...... (8/17/2008 2:08:00 AM)

    Hi there Allie,

    great to see you geting back into it again. Great poem, keep it up

    Best wishes, Amie xoxoxoxox (Report) Reply

  • James Foulk (8/14/2008 4:17:00 PM)

    Alison this was a very lovely piece you wrote, very tender and warm. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (8/8/2008 8:41:00 AM)

    Such a sweet poem Alison, I really enjoy reading your work. Best wishes, Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • Emancipation Planz (8/8/2008 5:11:00 AM)

    Plz... do you accept late Birthday Wishes.... aroha Deana xxxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • Magda Graf (8/6/2008 4:14:00 PM)

    Hi Birthday Girl,

    Best wishes from Germany to you and all the best!
    Love, Magda (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Hughes (8/6/2008 1:02:00 AM)

    thank you beautiful girl and happy birthday. much love, jerry (Report) Reply

  • Robert Howard (8/5/2008 10:18:00 PM)

    Happy birthday, Alison. May you receive many more such cards. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (8/5/2008 9:45:00 PM)

    The message is simple, the implications profound.Happy birthday, dear Alison.
    You have much to celebrate. And in my heart, I celebrate with you. Best to you and Jerry now and always.


    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Paul Hamer (8/5/2008 5:22:00 AM)

    Birthdays and Death-days,
    days in-between,
    seizing of the moments
    that have been.

    H.B. Capital P.
    x (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover Ernestine Northover (8/4/2008 12:23:00 PM)

    Hey, a great birthday Eh! Well many happy returns of this one and do let me know when you celebrate your 21st. Blessings to you both. Lovely write too.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (8/4/2008 8:39:00 AM)

    Aww! ! ! Happy Birthday for the 6th August, lovely penning Allie, I always love how you turn the ordinary into the most extra-ordinary... Gorgeous. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (8/3/2008 4:58:00 PM)

    Allie, awww, that is sweet. May I add my Birthday Wishes as well. Hope you have a wonderful day. You get top marks from me for this little beauty. Also top marks for the beauty who wrote it. Happy Birthday Allie for the 6th.
    Love and Hugs
    David xxxxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 5, 2009

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