All my friends are at hand,
May family gathers around,
An ocean of people smiling joyfully
As they get ready to sing "Happy Birthday" to me.
The candles are all lit.
And now I bend forward,
As onlookers wait; breath baited.
To ensure that it is time to rejoice and celebrate.
The party is underway.
The guests are feeling carefree and gay.
I look around to observe the scene,
But all I see are bodies and faces I've already seen.
Nothing wrong with that, it's just a bit strange
Because they tell me, the only constant in life is change.
But I draw inward slowly, a voice seems to be saying,
Stop playing this game again and again.
I drop my head slowly, and a grin breaks out.
Looking around I see the bodies and faces again.
But I feel closer to them now, the love has grown.
Still looking down, it all makes sense to me now.
The party in my head is a constant affair.
It's on when I walk in, and when I leave, it disappears.
The only thing different, between now and then,
Is that I'm in the moment, and it's much nicer that way.
The shying sun has finally come out of hiding,
And I get ready to leave, perhaps some fine dining.
Where I can relish the fact that today is the day
When alone as I was, I'd have it no other way.
Thanks for the note Amit. I wanted to say it in a comment but I thought I'd say it here instead. Happy Birthday to Me...hee hee hee.
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