L egendary is her poetic soul
I nvincible in reaching her goal
N aughty, but she can also be nice
D aring, with not a thought to the price
A mbitious, she will climb to the heights
Linda…she shines in all that she writes!
Eileen Manassian Ghali
PS...Linda, HAPPY BIRTHTDAY!!!!! I wish you all the best!!! May God bless and keep you. I've so come to appreciate you during my time here. You are strong, smart, you speak your mind, you know what you want, you know how to get it, and you are fearless. Qualities I love in a woman! Also, you know how to be caring and tender when the need arises. You are a TITAN of Poetry Soup. Your name says it all. Divide and conquer. Sending you hugs on your special special day! :)
Happy Birthday to this awesome THREE:
to Frank, Kashinath, and P.D.
Those born this day SEVEN
have blessings of Heaven
in wit, charm and poetry!
Resurrecting this oldie for the contest of PD:
You three guys are tops with me!
A cold autumn morning,
new rains have arrived
today not so ordinary
A little girls birthday goes by
she had an accident
she awoke in her bed wet
today she is six, a present she did
A day without the jug cord
would be her birthday wish
Her hope is soon faded,
for there her mother stood,
A birthday beating just begun-
her mothers' way
of a little fun
"you dirty little b!#@h"!
I'm sick of washing your sheets
this will fix you...and fix you good
till you're black and blue
...or till I'll make you bleed"!
Happy Birthday to me...
through aches and tears
I am happy
I survived to date six years
alone in her closet
she'd make this her car
travel to far away happy lands
go shopping for a star
once she bet the jug cord
she collected up the sheets
took her mums' old coal shovel
buried them under the house
darkest corner beneath,
her father gave her sixpence
every time she was dry,
or if she wet, he'd make her wetter
he'd put her in a cold bath
the little girl would trick him,
moving the sheets about
her mother would come in the room
catch the little girl out
the little girl did such things
out of fear she lied
the little girl was in a place
she was trying to survive
she adapted to her father
she adapted to her mother
though difficult it was
it affected everything
looking back the way she was
she changed her life completely
eradicated the fear
her life gets better and better
year after year
her mum and dad to this day
the little girl forgave
she understands the way they were
a woman she has grown
forgiving to her grave
she struggles on her birthday
preferring to enjoy
her spirit accepts what happened
on that day the present
I was just trying to remember the past
trying to remember the good people
and the bad people,
that i came across on my way,
i want you to know
that you are among the good people
that left a good trace in my life,
once again i just want to say thank you
for passing through my life,
is so short but is wonderful
i want you here forever.
I know your face
but not your soul
"Drama and Love"
Yes, I know
Today you will be
a fairy garden
Not on a horse
Neither a dragon
No, on a beautiful
unicorn as white as snow
You sit there so beautiful
with a lovely dress so fine
On the tables in the garden
lots of tasty cakes
with pink icing and hearts
In the large trees hanging
gifts in nice shiny paper
they sparkle in the sunshine
I know your smile
and your laughter
Hooray for joy, happiness and "the queen"
*** *** ***
Note: You asked for a poem .... and here it comes .... :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!! <3 (07.10.2013)
Have a nice and happy day, Linda!
Contest Sponsor A Poet Destroyer
Contest Name Birthday Girl
Deadline 10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A-L Andresen :)
(1st place in the contest)
( Poet Destroyer-our dearest PD)
Loveliest and greatest poet, sis and friend of mine in poetry site,
Loved so much by everybody, I’m shouting this with all my might;
Let’s make October 7 a very special day again for her this year,
Let this poem of mine heralds the biggest party, I loudly cheer!
In this home and family of ours, now extended… big and so happy,
If she isn’t around, everybody is lonely without her and her stellar poetry,
I’m making this day the most memorable and happiest moment as can be,
In this world, she’s one of our most precious gifts from God, the Almighty.
North to east, east to west- -in both primary and secondary directions,
Never miss this moment… let’s all dance and sing in her grand celebration,
Now sending all my loving wishes as she blows out candles on her birthday cake,
Never fading love, joy, health, blessings and more best wishes, she’ll take.
Dearest sis, friend of mine and greatest poet of everybody,
Day ‘til night… every moment I whisper special prayers for you so dearly;
Drop all your loneliness and keep in mind that everybody cares so much and love,
Dream of yours will be fulfilled for I know you’re blessed from above.
An exceptional poet who never ceases to amaze us,
A unicorn lover dazzling us with her unique and stupendous writes;
A queen and muse of both poets and Librans, so brilliant and so smart,
A very beautiful celebrity deserving great adulation, here’s our huge sweetest hugs.
Sept. 22, 2013 7.15pm
HER BIRTHDAY: OCTOBER 7, 2013 (Now, Monday here & Tuesday in US)
HAVE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAREST POET SIS & FRIEND LINDA. I LOVINGLY WISH YOU ALL THE HAPPINESS, GRACES, BLESSINGS , GOOD HEALTH, GOOD LUCK & PROSPERITY AND ALL THE BEST THINGS IN THIS WORLD THAT LIFE EVERYHOLD TODAY AND THE YEARS TO COME! MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY/ LOVE ONES!
1. This birthday poem was posted ahead of time on my special blog for our very dear Linda because I was worried that I can't post a blog anymore due to the expiration of my pm before her b-dday. I supposed to post both this poem & the blog on the 7th.
2. The above special birthday poem is called ACQUAINT FORM/Leo form. ;)))))An acquaint form is my newly experimented form of poem combining 3 forms: an acrostic, quatrain form ( stanza with 4 lines) and a quintain english ( with rhyme having no set of measures or foot) ;))))))). Proven & tested to be one special form in my mini-poetry lab.;))) This is my give- away sharing to u for enjoying my birthday poem & special blog for her & also for your greetings to all Librans. I hope you will enjoy! Thank you so much!
Contest: Birthday Girl
Sponsor: My greatest poet, PD
The candles are aglow on your birthday cake,
where a wish awaits for only you to make,
a cascade of confetti thrown by many a friend,
balloons and flowers, gifts and parties without end,
a year filled with new smiles and never a tear,
and with many heartfelt words of good cheer,
like those I have written right here on the page,
a happy birthday to you no matter what your age!
I wish you the happiest of birthdays, Linda! :)
Written by: Kelly Deschler
For Poet Destroyer's "Birthday Girl" contest.
(Yet, I meant every word of it!)
She is many things,
like what Spring brings to shivering wings,
creatures like us sing from her touch, fly to her much,
feeding from the everlasting song her beauty transmits,
Linda's face is always strong, sage, and sensuous
as a symbol of liberty that says to the fatigued free thinker
you have more to achieve, to believe,
don't rest until you've won, trust in now,
PD. is the perfect noun with the most,
unwise to show envy towards her
for she has earned all her roses & garlands
knows suffering more than most, throws inspiration to those in need
like a pelican weeps and swoons
in the blood of self sacrafice, loving us, telling us we're the fuss,
she'll cry with you and then shock One into strength,
slam boom bam you if you fail to admire her Divine Genius,
teaching by taking the first step,
I love Linda because she is the greatest I know,
the sweetest and the wisest in the show,
her feather teaches me, her heart reaches me,
Linda is my Sphinx,
giving heavenly links, expelling my jinx -
This write is dedicated to Linda, aka. Poet Destroyer, my Sphinx
for her birthday - she is ageless, and her life is a gift to me -
with love & respect - J.A.B.
i wonder when your seventy
will you be just as kind
a little old lady wearing glasses
aged by troubles and time
i wonder when your seventy
will you remember me
someone who wrote of you
who's in his heart you'll be
i wonder when your seventy
and you remember all the times
that i woulds write you poems
dispight the jealous minds
i wonder when your seventy
two thousand fourty something
or maybe in the fifties
it's rude to make presumptions
i just hope when your seventy
that you are seventy "FINE!
widowed, available or just divorced
willing and able to be all mine
(happy birthday special lady. I'm
sending you a unicorn for your b-
Happy Birthday to you,
the Maiden of October!
I hope it's a grand one,
and it will never be over!
So unicorns are your fancy,
hope they offer hues of pink, violet, and blue;
Of course the horn must be golden,
and it's hair a silky silver so new!
Hope that on this day you visit
the Unicorn and fly over the rainbow once again;
Into the arms of the clouds and sunshine,
taking a walk with the wind, your very close friend!
Happy Birthday to you,
the Maiden of October!
I hope it's the best one you've ever had,
and that you find your four-leaf clover!
c2013 Julie Rasley (for Poet Destroyer's contest, Birthday Girl; 10/7/13)
Hope you have the best birthday ever, Linda!! You're such a talented poet and deserve the very best in love and life :-) Your Friend, Julie
Our Sunshine on PSoup glows today
born in October ‘s bright-eyed morn
I’m sending her a floral bouquet;
Adorned with a crystal unicorn.
She enjoys having a great, fun time
Gracing the pages signed with her name
Linda, which means just ‘ beautiful’
A firework of delight, aflame.
To dear PD, I make a wish
For happier birthdays and cheers;
Roll above with your pretty horse
And travel on joyful frontiers!
* Have fun, PD,and dance the week away
Rememebr to smell the flowers ,it's your DAY!*
Birthday Girl, Yes I Went There
For PD's Contest written by nette onclaud
The cute little girl with the impish smile
Has a compelling distinctive style
She smiles demurely with a comehither look
But her mind is like an open book
Inside, her thoughts are those of fun
She wishes joy for everyone
She only wants a happy day
And more often than not, she gets her way
She writes great poetry for all to read
And to her talent, I must concede
I'll never be able to write so well
Although I try, I seem to fail
But more than that, I call her friend
Best wishes for you are what I send
She's my idol in verse, you see
Happy Birthday Blessings on you PD
~~~ Happy Birthday Linda ~~~
Ya say it's you Birthday ....
The day the angels kissed the earth
The day a beautiful girl was born for all to cherish
Her destiny in writing and teaching others
Ya say it's your Birthday ...
So lucky is your Mother
For God gifted this woman with a beauty indeed
Many respect many artist she leads
Ya say It's you Birthday ...
well I would like you to dance
Always takea chance chance chance ! and Dance
Happy Birthday all Month our beautiful poetess ~
I am very happy you went there ~
On the cake the candles top.
On the plate the cake goes plop.
On the chair the birthday girl.
Onward dance the final swirl.
One less chair the party sits.
One less person the game of wits.
One less song the record plays.
One to win the game of praise.
On the Ass the tail goes.
On the mask so fairness shows.
On the mark to win the game.
Onward winners' prize to claim.
One more chance to swing the stick.
One more time to make it quick.
One more smash to free the loot.
One for all is what we'll root.
Birthday girl for just one day.
Birthday girl come out to play.
Birthdays come to those who wish.
Same time next year and we'll play fish.
A friend, forever found to pick me up when I'm down
Let's me be myself and I've never had to watch her turn around
Incased in a closed shell, hides the deepest poet
She's to afraid to open, so she grabs the door to close it
Over the rainbow, she's the pot of gold that I found
Noticed that beautiful smile, she taught me how to never look down
Missed my shot a couple times, but I still dribble the ball
At first impression I never thought I could make her my all
Till the first kiss who knew, the hard work payed off
Tomorrow doesn't have to come as long her lips stay soft
How could someone sweep someone so far, so fast, it was all luck
Every old friend jealous because we ditched them, because we were us
We stay true eachother, we're poetic and we'll always be
Say goodbye to the past, cause without you there's no me
Birthdays are a bitch
I don't want to get old that's true
Rows of wrinkles like a shar pei
Thinning hair looking sort of blue
Heart and Hearing not as they once were
Droopy boobs like udders on a cow
All your joints are wearing out
Your hips and knees are new ones now.
Going to the loo is a timely nuisance
In your bladder you no more trust.
Remembering to note the toilet areas
Liners in your panties are a must
Penned 27 August 2014
For Judy's Acrostic Contest
We slipped into this crazy world and wailed,
Now destined not to be the last we'd cry.
At parties we would spin and pin the tail
And watch balloons rise high into the sky.
All colored like the bubbles in a dream,
Now floating high and drifting out of view.
Bright faces glowed amidst the candle's gleam.
I wished a special wish that no one knew.
Out in the yard I watch the children play,
A party now three generations hence,
And sang with all to celebrate the day,
Now happy where balloons and wishes went.
I pray for them to see a day like this.
Perhaps my birthday girl will make that wish.
To a special "Birthday Girl"
I do not know?
She sits alone on her bed,
Trying to figure it out while scratching her head,
She figures she better go downstairs instead,
She goes down into the diningroom where her sister sits with all her friends.
She feels a tear roll down her face,
as she ran and broke her moms favorite vase,
The cops trying to figure out this case.
They took a step into her room where that gurl had been broken.
Maybe it was her sisters greed,
or her moms weed sitting on the table,
That little girl had past unto another round of life,
Her mom knowing, leaving her daughters funeral in strife.
Am I being too bold?
To say Lordy! You’re OLD
Old enough to grow
Old enough to know
Old enough to show
Old enough to sow
Old enough to flow
Old enough to glow…
Glowing as you are
Glowing as a star
that sparkles so bright
at the speed of light…
***Written for a very special and unique lady to celebrate her upcoming birthday
(Oh well, what the hell…It’s for her contest too)
On the wings of a butterfly I send this wish
Inspired by titles from your poems list
Hoping you'll get a butterfly kiss
And that your golden dreams bring joy and bliss
A yarn of sunshine I spin for you
To warm your smiles 'neath skies of blue
In the stars may your unicorn run free
Or upon the moon and the shore of the sea
Sweetness of words dipped in Indian ink
Bringing verses to light in skies of pink
For your birthday I wish you all things nice
Roses for you and sugar and spice
Now blow out your candles when I count to three
1....2....3... Happy Birthday PD!
From India I have arrived in Windsor
Today is the first day of December
It’s your birthday, Nikkie, remember!
First let’s blow up some light balloons
And make some tunes with the spoons.
If you like, you can sing along with me
As we sing off tune, be happy not crappy.
Then, let us make bake a tasteful cake
Mind, it may make our stomachs ache
Now it’s time to untie the knots of boxes
Let the adults around call us clever foxes.
**** I dedicate this poem to my granddaughter Nikkie, Windsor (Ont.)****
First Place win in
Contest : Birthday Girl by P.D. Wish you Happy Birthday, P;D:
I'm so proud to be your poet friend
And grow prouder every year.
Each year your birthday finds you
More lovely and more dear.
From the poems you have posted
To the woman I admire,
You've proven you are worthy of
All the things that you desire.
You've nurtured us as family
And helped us when in need.
You've sponsored many contests
To help us to succeed.
Is it any wonder I'm so pleased
To sing your praises loudly
And tell the world how great you are?
I do all that and proudly.
For Linda's birthday. 10/7/13
Linda, I remember when you first started posting on Poetry Soup. You started with a bang
and you haven't slowed down. It didn't take long for you to be one of the most prominent poets on the site. Have a wonderful birthday. With love, Joyce
Her heart is nice like a holy baby
voice is sweeter than sweet
mind is open sky
under it's aegis glittering thoughts rest all the time
words she paints marvelous
golden ink she pours
with diamond nib
leaves no chance to stay bad
constructs good on the P.Soup's plinth
to the better and better to the best
inspires all the time
a very nice soul
May God bless her
May God Keep her happy
Praying for our lovely PD
HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO OUR LINDA
For PD's Contest
one day, with no one to be found,
just Wendy all alone, no one around,
walking in each room, walking in the halls,
no one to be seen, nothing but walls,
then Wendy found her friend name melody,
taking Wendy somewhere excitingly,
in a room with Wendy's own eyes,
witness everybody yelling surprise,
with a big smile, in a shocking way,
it was a party to celebrate Wendy's birthday.
I have nothing to give you
Except my vacant hands
Put your hope
I will fling about air.
No sweet words to wish you
except the poor date
You will be there...days left.
I can't find any gift for you
without clay pot.
Many drops i waste
I know your eyes also make maps
keep your drop in the pot.
You can see me within it,
Dry water of your feelings.
I have lost the magic
-to make you happy
Here's my broken love
You can see your smile
-On the sharp knife
And my faded sounds..."HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU"
Note:Here i tried to write this piece as your beloved "MOM" far from your imagination who can see you and still love you.This may not be correct as your mom....yet i tried.Keep smiling B'Day Girl....
So you are the birthday girl?.....Could it be true?
And the very thought is making you blue?
Well.....what can I possibly say on this day, of all days?
some kind of wisdom to comfort and cheer you?
As I would recall....
my mom used to say, if you can't say something nice
don't say it at all.......!
But here's some advice
if your mirror has cracked, like a big hunk of ice
It might be the sight, you have given it fright!
Don't look at it twice!! It will never be nice!
So cover the glass, don't show it your ass
The ghastly effect, will shatter what's left!
If the twinkle is gone.....and a wrinkle surrounds
The frown in your brow, where the crow lines have come
to roost for awhile
just be glad that bees aren't making a hive
in that honeybun sag, where your boobs used to hide!
If your backside is found on the ground facing south
turn your mouth to a smile, just be glad you're alive!!
For Carolyn's Contest: Birthday, and Aging Humor
Today is the day I was born December 18...
It came fast as if I slept though the year in its been all a dream. But if I had one wish it would be to do something extreme...Cause lyfe is that one unpredictible force.. In tomorrow's not promised so I plan to enjoy every course... I thank my Cathy for having me n my Carrie n Ju for seein me threw... Although the lack of them at times really makes me blue...But I've been blessed to be here so I'M GONNA MAKE IT DO WHAT IT DO!!!I made it to 34!!! And with the help of GOD I pray to see more....
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My best friend, My x boyfriend, and the one I’m still in love with.
I know I have a boyfriend and he just happens to be your best friend too, but if I had the chance to tell you everything I would.
You and I still love each other like we did 3 years ago, but there’s nothing we can do about it.
I cant leave my boyfriend because I to scared of everything that will happen.
I do love him and I do love you, but Who do I love more?
The one weekend I Saw you this year was the best weekend I've ever had.
We walked around like there was nothing else going on in the world.
The biggest smiles on our face, My lipstick on your lips, and the love in our eyes.
You and I even sang together on the park bench for the world to hear.
Shinedown is our favorite band because we both fit like perfect puzzle pieces in all their songs.
I can't describe the way you made me feel with your big blue eyes, and the way you lifted me up like I was as light as a feather.
I know people might say if I love you so much then why don't I leave him.
My answer is simple: I'm scared of being hurt… again.
Sure, every girl is sacred of a heart break but this girl?
The bipolar , depressed, starving, love hungry, emotional, girl isn’t just scared she's terrified.
I do I love my boyfriend, but I don’t know who I love more.
Sure Dustin you broke up with me on my birthday 3 years ago, but we all make mistakes.
So for this years birthday you got me a beautiful “J” necklace, the color of my birthstone.
I know it might not sound like that makes up for it but the way I feel with you makes me feel invincible.
Every night we would go up to the hill, smoke a cigarette, and just hold each other.
So if I had the opportunity to tell you one thing that I regret not telling you.
It's that I love you and the way you make me feel more then everything in the whole world... except for Tyler, my boyfriend.
I'm sorry Dustin.
Sometimes it takes a random gesture
to warm the soul of the birthday girl
I never met her before,
I know she is beautiful inside and out
I want to tell you thank you
for letting me write something so sweet
to the unknown
you could be my neighbor, classmate, or potential best friend
All I know is,
Its your special day
your gifts should be endless words of
encouragement, empowerment, and embrace
Happy Birthday Linda
your 19 and in a new found place
hey girl her enjoy your day sorry I don't know how to make it pretty I just started this profile today
Sing Angel Girl On Her Day
Angels came to play and lay a cloud of snowy white beneath her feet
As they treat her to a Happy Birthday party
And sing her name in praise and peace
Hi Girl, they would whisper to her soft and low
How lovely you look today
And she would whisper back hello
Thank them for the fluffy snow
For melting it away
So she can enjoy her special day.
Thank you for the flowers glowing blue and red
Angels smiled at her kindly and kissed her head
And blessed her hardships that make her strong
They danced in flowing summer fields so soft and long
They danced around her with a Happy Birthday wish
To have her join them in joy and happiness
To join them in a song and endless bliss