It might just be,

another year.

Another lit candle,

on your cake.

Or even,

another wrinkle,

on your face.

But to others birthdays,

are a reminder,

a cause for celebration.


that you have,

survived another year of life.

Birthdays are a gift,

it means that you have,

matured a little,

from your past.

Another year of life,

is an accomplishment.

Death has not,

taken you away,

Taken for eternity.


are a gift.

Happy Birthday.

Author's Note:

Dedicated to: Whoever's Birthday it is today :) ;)

it was my friend's little sister's birthday the day I wrote this... so naturally I thought about birthdays in general.

-Norah Strike

P.S. Happy Birthday ;)