Seven years ago today,
it was my tenth birthday.
Chubby cheeks full of chocolate,
But happiness was not my fate.
I had to go to school that day,
No time for freedom or play.
I had no friends you see,
All the kids liked to bully me.
For it was my tenth birthday,
I wasn't going to let them get in my way.
Until a boy named john pushed me,
I fell on the pavement and scraped my knee.
I went home crying to my mother,
She said it couldn't go any further.
She comforted me with presents,
And unknowingly with her presence.
Way back when I was ten,
I didn't fit in.
I didn't have a single friend
But a mother is all you need in the end.
Copyright © Chloe Payseur | Year Posted 2016
I’m thankful for slaves who never could understand, “Why do I work for people and get less than the bare minimum wage?”
Why do I go through the pain and suffering if there’s no gain for my family or me? My greats never were a boss and rarely knew who their family was so why live this life if it wasn’t free to be?
My roots nurtured the seeds who helped create opportunities; if we as the people could see how they lived maybe we would be stronger minded people rather than living like we have no sense
We are a culture that is talented in so many ways but we want to be the target of a negative headline news story.
We already seen shackles on our feet, slavery, segregation, and racism against our peace, so why do we still act as if we can’t change the way people perceive us to be
We are not going to blame it on our past because they gave us freedom to see so why can’t we exploit this and live the true meaning of the land of the free
Disregard the negative news and set yourself apart change the way you act so others can see a fresh start
If we started from the bottom now where here isn’t that living proof we can do anything besides spend money on material things but invest in the future or non-profits to help others to build something and have a heart
We can’t just stay a struggle we have to be humble take over the government and make change not think we high class and go to jail for spending money or getting caught up for the wrong things
Set a strong example for these homeless, gangs, prostitutes, and dealers because they are suffering and have only 2 choices that put us on the news headline story in jail or death coming soon
As we lift up those who make a change on the streets or on Capitol Hill we are happy these people are creating an Underground Railroad to victory without suffering and hopefully this stand is coming to all my people to
We got to take charge in numbers instead of sit back all for nothing
If you better yourself from how others use to see you maybe you can see the roots that can help make the change for you as others grow in this thing called a root lifting cycle. Respect the roots.
Copyright © Brandon Browne | Year Posted 2014
24 years ago I got a precious
A beautiful baby girl
To love with all my heart
And I have right from the start
To watch her grow
From strength to strength
And become the woman she is
So much love to give to all
I'm do proud of you in every
And I thank god for each and
A mother daughter bond that
cannot be broken
And many words that don't
need to be spoken
We are close in so many ways
We share each others pain and
joy each and every day
Happy birthday darling
Loving you yesterday, today,
tomorrow and beyond
Copyright © Belynda Holst | Year Posted 2012
birthday is not just a day.
its the day,
at first which we made our parents feel happy and proud.
its the day where all wonders entered,
all our family members heart.
smile on face.
tears on eyes.
no words to expose.
instead of words, you exposed their life.
for your birth in this world.
world was filled with happy.
my heart filled with you and your memories.
happy birthday dear.
Copyright © lavanya ramamurthi | Year Posted 2014
The Real Christmas joy
Once again its that time of the year
The hustle and bustle that makes everyone cheer
There’s so many things that we “need” to do
But we should really be focusing on you
You gave us your son on this special day
Because you love us in every way
The holidays are focused on shopping, gifts, and toys
But these aren’t the true Christmas joys
The holidays should be about you and your love
Not about earthly things but on things above
You sent your son, hes here to save me
Oh how much better that is than a Christmas tree
We have to remember why Jesus came
So that we could be saved and glorify your name
We have to remember that during this season
We celebrate Christmas for only this reason
Now c’mon and let’s drop everything
It’s time to go worship and give praise to the kind
Copyright © Evan Perkins | Year Posted 2013
The Warmth Of
and raspberry jam
Beef stew, salmon
pie, and egg rolls
out of ham
Quick party foods
and a hunters
Castle cake, feather
bed, and little
trees for Christmas
Cakes of Dolphin,
Smurf, and Muno
Doll with thousands
Baby items, aprons,
and dresses to sew
You can make your
own maple syrup, you
and Christmas logs
are a craft
make bird food is
always a laugh
sugar, and chocolate
Banana oatmeal, no
Deer meat lasagna
and savory stuffed
Leftover turkey meal
with stuff off your
candy apples, and
nature hunt fun
creative cakes and
rolls of cinnamon
More is in store and
waiting for you
By: Doris Anne
Copyright © Doris Beaulieu | Year Posted 2014
THERE IS DAY
THERE IS NIGHT
THERE IS DARK
THERE IS BRIGHT.
NO DAY IS GOOD ENOUGH ,, BUT THAT DAY WAS GREAT.
I SAW YOU !!
LIKE A PETAL OF SUNFLOWER YOU WERE LOOKING LOVING.
I LOOKED UPTO YOU.!
YOU LOOKED UPTO ME.!!
LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE,, I WAS OLL GAZING AT YOU.!!
THE FIRST SIGHT OF DAY ,,AFTER THE NIGHT I FELT LIKE.
THE WARMTH OF SUMMER AFTER THE CLOUDY WINTER I FELT LIKE.
IT WAS OLL PERFECT,,WHEN I WAS OLL HAPPY
& YOU WERE OLL SMILING.
I WAKE UP EVRYDAY N STILL REMEMBER THAT DAY..
FROM THAT FIRST HELLO TO OUR LAST GOODBYE!!
I RMBERER IT EVERYDAY LIKE A GOOD DAY.
I WISH MY EVERYDAY TO BE LIKE THAT DAY,
I PRAY SOMEDAY YOU"LL BE BACK LIKE THAT DAY.
Copyright © KAMRAN RASHID | Year Posted 2014
nana we miss u so ,still carnt let u go ,in our hearts u will stay ,and happy birthday tonight i pray.that the lord up above will pass on our love .wish you was hear because to us u was so dear ,we miss u so we hope u know .hope u can hear these words as we send them up above to u nana with much love.we think of u as a star anight thinking of ur face that shines so bright.in our hearts u will stay so sad u was took away .xxx
Copyright © susan gee | Year Posted 2014
Your birthday is indeed a great time of gaiety,
It calls for a celebration, a Grand Poetic Party
But, what I have just said is only a secondary
Most importantly, your life is great and healthy.
I am writing this poem first and foremost,
To send my love and best wishes to the most
For all the dreams of yours, let’s make a toast
May they all be fulfilled without any cost.
Since, I don’t have here your complete address,
I cannot send you chocolates, cakes or roses
So, I’ll just send my fervent prayer for success
To God, He may protect you, guide you and bless.
I will also enclose in these lines of my poem,
My songs of bliss for you and your family at home,
May you be free from all worries and gloom
Age added but, you’re a gal who incessantly bloom.
Copyright © Triston Ross | Year Posted 2013
How can a bird fly when its wing is broken
How can a game play without a token
It hurts not bee free to fly or play
sometimes it hurts when that stupid rock is in the way
It hurts when you louse a love one
all you ask yourself is what have i done
you cry and cry and cry
It hurts so much that you try
It hurts to see your little one grow up so fast
all you do is wish that those days would last
it hurts to say good bye to your little ones
it hurts to say good by to your love ones too.
so don't think of this as good-bye
think of it as see you later.
Copyright © izaria strachan | Year Posted 2014
I know it's your birthday
So don't try to hide it,
I know you have some hopes
But you are not able to hide it.
Family has always been important and vital
"Most caring Mom" is your new title.
Birth day which means a blissful day,
As I am blessed with you all the way.
Irrespective of the day
You are born for this place.
Cut, blow and light,
This is not the only way to highlight.
Love, affection and care,
To make you feel that you are near.
Although you don't celebrate it,
Nevertheless, try to make it.
I could not have imagined anything more than YOU,
Oh Mom! Oh Mom! Oh Mom! I just love you.
You are a simple dame,
Who just know how to cut the cake.
Wish to celebrate your birthday splendidly,
Just love to chit-chat with you timelessly.
Needless to say, your effort of this abode
You created a Universe for prolong.
Copyright © Gurleen Kaur | Year Posted 2013
Oh wonder of light
How you shine
On this night
A star as bright
As can be
Above the tree
A child is free
Of worlds make belief
And no one feeling blue
Upon this magic night
Where stars shine bright
It's Christmas tonight
In a stable upon this morn
A baby child was born
Speak heavenly dreams
A child's Christmas
Above the tree
Copyright © John Parry | Year Posted 2013
A splash of color,
a tingle of light.
Could make a huge difference,
make your day bright.
A nice little comment,
a little praise you adore.
Might not seem that much to you,
but it makes me want more.
A brush of the shoulder,
sends tingles down your skin.
inside like a whirl wind.
The shape of your heart,
has really changed inside.
It's bigger and brighter,
and gotten really wide.
Copyright © hayley webb-myers | Year Posted 2016
like a starved wolf in the savanna,
knock at thy door like a thief
and takes your breath away.
it comes like the Alzheimer's disease
Whispering through days and nights
walking beside us on our life’s road.
I am not afraid of death,
I just don't want to be available when it comes.
Copyright © Seth Yuhi Musinga | Year Posted 2015
You had my heart from the start
Your the only man that will never break my heart
Your the perfect PAP a man could be
With guidance, wisdom and integrity
Your always there when I call
You come running know matter how big or small
Even-though I've let you down
Your always there with a smile
You give my heart so much joy
Loving you I want nothing more
You've never changed your grateful ways
I LOVE YOU more than words can say
I hope you have a blessed day
With all my LOVE HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Copyright © Heather Viney | Year Posted 2013
Yet another Year has accompolished
And my Life had not blemished
I am the focus , on center Stage
Coz Its today that I change my Age
Today is MY day ,
I want to scream and shout
Want to say it out loud
I love myself and there's no doubt.
It’s time to unite again
B'coz Celebrations' in the Air
All , Friends and Relatives
Gear up to express their care
I've been a year more older
Its sure I'm not being younger
I can take more responisbilities on my shoulder
And , I don’t want to feel colder
All these years, it has been the same
Desired to get self name
And had acclaimed
Yet I'm the same Musheera again
So much of delight
On this vivacious day of mine
I wish to drive to the height ,
As a Star I shine bright.
Happy Birthday To me <3
P.s. my birthday is on 1st sept .
Copyright © Musheera Fatima | Year Posted 2014
Can I have you as my present
Because you have a good accent
Your beauty is more than a cent
And I love your brilliantine scent
First time we met, we became friends
Because I was attracted by the way you love
It was my first time to have a girlfriend
Now we always together like hand in glove
The reason I befriended you
Is that I'm a poet and you're a poetess
I placed you in my heart like a tattoo
Because there is one thing I knew
That tattoos are not easy to unglue
Oh how I wish to have a poetess as my present
Oh how I wish to have a friend
Like you in my birthday at the year end
Our friendship stands no end
Because in my life, you're a good scent
Copyright © PHINDILE MGABASHE | Year Posted 2016
I AM SHE..
QUEEN OF THE NILE.
FOR 9000 MILES,
I STILL WALK THE EARTH.
OF REMEMBERING ME..
MY PYRAMID STANDS,
TALLER THAN TREES.
PLUSHED IN GOLD.
AN STORIES, TOLD.
BUT NEVER UNFOLD.
I TRAVEL THE EARTH,
IN THE AFTER BIRTH,
GIVNG YOU LIFE,
STILL CUTTING LIKE A KNIFE.
I AM SHE...
THROUGH SUN AN CLOUDS.
RAIN AN SMILES.
STILL WALKING THE EARTH.
I'M, QUEEN OF THE NILE.....
BY: SHI RICKS.
Copyright © SHI RICKS | Year Posted 2014
I have tons of words in my head
I think of them all night in my bed
Sometimes the words make me red
Other times they just stay in my head
Copyright © Julie Calhoun | Year Posted 2014
A strange feeling engulfed me as I saw
Your little body with excitement and awe…
Twinkling, black eyes that stared…
Filled my heart with love, I swear…
For the first time when I hold you in my arms…
Was taken aback by all your charms…..
You added a new meaning to life…
And filled it with joy and pride…
I love your messy morning look..
The way you listen when I read you a book…
You stay up late in the night…
Then I rock you on my chest to sleep tight..
You are the most precious gem I have…
Treasured are the infectious belly laughs…
Every time I look at You..
Adore your face fresh like dew…
Now you are learning to walk..
Enchanting are your sweet nothing talks…
Its real pleasure to watch you grow…
I thank god for the blessings bestowed..
You are like a dream come true..
There is nothing more beautiful than you..
Today you are turning one…
Oh my little angel from heaven….
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
Copyright © PUJA PARIDA | Year Posted 2014
Roll out the drums
Let the beaded waists twist and wind
Loud the music to the peak
Shoot the guns in the air
Let the smoke wander to the east
Draw out the swords and hold back the spears
Let the warriors form a passage and not a wall
For we are out to celebrate and not a war
With all your might shout and hail the man of the moment
We hail thee and praise thee
The king of the moment we hail thee
Not the king of the jungle but to the head of the empire
We hail the king of grammar
Who acts no drama
Praises showering from the drummers
Blessed be your day
Honoured be your years
Hope filling the years ahead
But this day just for you to conquer
We rise from the south
Joining the force from the far north and the near west
The east submits at thy foot
And we all say
Happy birthday to our brother.
Copyright © Olufemi Oloye | Year Posted 2016
I am sorry for the agony I caused you,
I feel so wicked.
I'm not perfect and I make mistakes.
Please forgive me.
I took it all for granted,
I'm sorry to say.
I'm sorry but I adore you,
I'm sorry if I miss you.
I'm sorry I can't be that perfect man
You’ve always dreamed of.
I'm sorry for bothering you.
I just wanted to tell you...
I'm sorry for the pain I caused you.
Please forgive me
For all the wrong I've done.
Please come back home my love.
I know you have no trust in me,
I'm sorry to let you down.
I wish I could be what you want,
But I can't and I’m sorry.
Copyright © Seth Yuhi Musinga | Year Posted 2016
It's all been said
it's all been done
i'm trying to write a song
that will make number one.
could start with love
then end in rage
but as i said it's all been done
i want to have a different page.
beats and rhythm, melody and bass
yeah can all sound great with a song
but i want a whole different sound
that the whole world will dance and sing along.
i guess i know that peoples taste
are all different and their own
so its a matter of getting ones attention
so your work can get shown.
i can sit here for the next 50 years
written my lines like this
keeping them to myself
and hiding my little wish.
if one day my poems do get out
and there a no go
i know i have written hundreds
that helped my life glow.
Copyright © hayley webb-myers | Year Posted 2016
Tippy my kitty is now one year old,
And still really very bold
Always forever wanting me to play,
Each and every single day
He's been getting bigger than ever,
Along with being much more fatter
I hope he keeps his kittenish ways,
Right up until th end of of his days
Copyright © JANICE HERZOG | Year Posted 2009
Seems like just yesterday we got the news,
"It's a boy!" Oh my, what to do, what to do,
Doctor appointments every single week,
Ultrasounds reassuring and bringing us peace,
With my hormones bouncing all around,
Insecurities in my weight were found,
Stretch marks slowly taking over,
I can't keep 'em under control,
And these chocolate cravings, I can't seem to just say "NO!"
The sweets are so delicious,
But oh my god the heartburn, It's just too darn vicious,
Now these are minor issues, So I'm not really stressing,
Because this little one inside me, Well he's my biggest blessing,
And although time is slowing down a bit, I will not complain you see
Because right around the corner, An angel will be born to me!
Copyright © Britney Brooker | Year Posted 2014
you would have turned 31 today
and today i feel so sad
because you was only with us
such a short short time
then you went away
i remember the day you was born
and as we watched you grew
but your life here on earth cut short
devasting those you knew
you was the sweetest person
and your heart was generous and kind
although you,ve gone to be with our loved ones
your always in our hearts
and on our minds
so happy birthday scotty
it,s a day we,ll never forget
we wish we,d had more time with you
thats something we.ll always regret
Copyright © debbie hernandez | Year Posted 2013
For our Exemption we all do cry
For our Liberty we all will die
I Close my eyes and pray for mercy when i see those Radges so free
My heart bleeds and i feel like dying when i see all mothers crying .
From every kid to young or old ,enraged here are fumes of Vengeance.
For all that they did and for all they do
They come and kill every mocking bird, all innocent and Naive,
and talk of peace , love and justice.
They are all Nocent , Vicious , sadists and butchers.
It is not we are all weak ,but freedom does not even come in a week.
we are just divided , broken and confused
we need to take this struggle up to a peak.
when no one of them will dare to kill
when no mother will have to cry at-least
when desolation will not be called as the "Peace"
I wish and pray for all to live, walk with love and not with Hate.
I wish and pray for all to be one , where there is no more dark and all sun.
I wish and pray for this doom to end, or i pray for my life to end.!
Copyright © KAMRAN RASHID | Year Posted 2015
I don’t care!
I've had enough,
I've seen enough,
I've heard enough
If something good or bad happens, I just don't care
I want out,
I want it to end,
I don’t care anymore!
I seriously don't care about anything, anymore.
I don’t care what people think of me,
what other’s expect of me,
if I die tomorrow,
what you think of me!
Unless you think I’m awesome.
I don’t care if I end up under a bridge,
if this world is or isn’t experiencing a shift of paradigm,
if everything I believe to be true isn’t,
I don’t care
that I don’t care.
Copyright © Seth Yuhi Musinga | Year Posted 2016
All done once after four
Blow balloons in fours
Carouse at four
Daytime iniquities done in fours
They are the leaping ‘babies’
Pop up at the tavern after four
Quit the suckling after four
Rise up from the mat after taking four
Sing the refrain beat after line four
Birthday celebrated once in four years
Peruse through the stock in fours
Quietly whine through group four
Touts rising through counter four
Looting eggs from the lecherous lout in four
They are the after four people who wink in fours
Copyright © ELCANA OTEKI | Year Posted 2016
I met you about a month ago,
And how we became friends u'll never know,
I enjoy every second I be with you,
Like a child when he finds something new,
Within you, I've found a perfect friend,
A friend whom I can trust blindly at every bend,
And who will surely be there till the very end,
You've always been someone unique from the rest,
And You hold a piece of me no other can possess,
Within you I've the perfect friend,
With you I see myself till the very end,
And today is the day your seventeen ends,
I couldn't decide what I should give to you,
A teddy bear, purse or something new,
Finally I decided that I should give you something new,
Something you can always keep with you,
So I decided to gift this poem to you,
Not a good one but surely something new,
And at last I want to shout and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE..!!
Copyright © Dinesh Maddineni | Year Posted 2015