any other day — 一人の誕生日

bday Collage

誰も一緒に祝ってくれる人のいない、

一人の誕生日。

プレゼントを開ける姿を見守ってくれる人のいない、

一人の誕生日。

ろうそくを吹き消すまで歌ってくれる人のいない、

一人の誕生日。

フランスからのワインと、

チョコレート・チーズケーキで、

一人で乾杯。

 

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Getting Seasonal

Façade of diplomacy displayed.

Bullies coerce their ways.

Commercialization and apathy decried.

While people go about their lives.

We still love and are loved despite all,

Embrace goodness and weakness,

Courage and flaws,

Virtue and imperfections.

Another day on Earth,

French wine and chocolate cheesecake,

Happy Birthday to me…

 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sam Rappaz says:

    Happy birthday love! 🙂 Lovely poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Gee Rumsey says:

    Happy birthday, dear Kumi! You are most sincerely loved. Mahalo for starting this wonderful, bilingual blog — doing your part to bring the world together.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sheenmeem says:

    Happy birthday to you. May this day bring happiness to you. Love, and hugs to you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you. 🙂

      Like

  4. Riccardo says:

    お誕生日おめでとうございます, ねるくみの-san。

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you, リカルド san.

      Like

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