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Happy Birthday

Happy birthday.....

Birthdays comes and goes in every year
but few remains with us as golden memories
Its a special day to celebrate with loved ones
Although, the years carry our age away
but every aged year brings happiness into our heart
Life is full of ups and down, weary or teary
but life goes always with smile instead of frown
The candles have been blown off to say good bye to old year
and then the cake is cut to say welcome to new age
The birthday song sung to forget the world
and the birthday wishes keep pouring to live more
When the birthday gifts are overflowing on the table
and impatient face is glowing to open them.
Dine and wine are served unlimited
Music followed by dance to remember unforgettable day 
'Happy Birthday To You' that is last words that we hear
from each and everyone and again the drums are silent
for another year to come. 

Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka
Copyright @ 2004 Ravi Sathasivam

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 5:31:00 AM
    Hi Ravi, such a celebration you are having in this great rhyme but after a certain age people don't regard birthdays with the same enthusiasm. Believe me, I know! :)

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 10:11:00 AM
    A quick visit to your nice poem,Ravi. - Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas! - / / I'm sending you a big Christmas hug!! Anne-Lise :) - / /

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 2:52:00 PM
    i enjoyed them more as a child, Ravi, tend to try abd forget them now, excellent poem, this and yes i see birthdays a little different now...

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 9:57:00 AM
    Birthdays come and Birthdays go, but the memories left are the ones we won't forget. Thanks for sharing this with us. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 6:56:00 PM
    i always like to make people feel number one on their birthdays, as your poem describes so wonderfully...enjoyed the read! :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 6:55:00 AM
    Everyone enjoys being remembered on their birthday, a wonderful poem celebrating each persons moment of entry into this world. Loved it.

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 2:50:00 PM
    this is a lovely birthday poem, Ravi! I love birthdays!

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 7:58:00 AM
    Thanks for stopping by my work..I put that line in about Love and intend to write a poem about "Love spoke to me" just have not had the right time to work on finishing it..I like your work about birthdays..At my age it is always good to live to see another one..It is good that your family celebrates them in such a great manner..Somehow I feel that this poem maybe carries a hidden message..Soup Mail soon..Sara

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:18:00 AM
    When we were young, we wanted to be older ..... When we are older we want to be younger ... - Happy birthday to both young and old! - A good poem Ravi. - Wishing you and your family a peaceful Christmas! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)