ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Birthday Dream - 1st Day of the Rest of Your Life

Updated on February 6, 2015
Reach for your dreams
Reach for your dreams | Source
Spread your wings and fly!
Spread your wings and fly! | Source
See yourself
See yourself | Source


Today is your birthday,

The first day of the rest of your life.


Today is the day you

Set yourself free

To live the rest of your life

Without being

Who others want you to be.


Spread your wings

And fly as high

As you want to go.


There’s no one holding

You back now,

This you need to know.


Live for your dream.

Make every day

Get you there.


For,

Now your time

Is yours.


You’ll see

If you look closer.


Look into your soul,

See it there?


Don’t be afraid to listen:


Make you the one

For whom you care!






Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

All Rights Reserved


© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Very cool, Spy. Thanx!

    • unknown spy profile image

      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      simply amazing poem Sha... i will be sharing this.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Debbie, you've just put a huge smile on my face! Do you see it?? Sharing is the most commendable compliment!

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Just beautiful.. I love it.. i will share on facebook

      Debbie

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Peanut, this is a good mantra no matter your age! I'm glad it hit home with you. That's the point! Enjoy your 40's. Mine were awesome!

    • Peanutritious profile image

      Tara Carbery 

      6 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Love it! I'm adopting this as a mantra for my 40th which was in early August. I've had a few changes in my life since then but ALL positive ones! What a wonderful message! Thank you!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Spy. How are you? You're pretty amazing yourself, you know!

    • unknown spy profile image

      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      What a beautiful birthday poem for your friend Sha. Your so amazing!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Martie. I think it's something we all need to remind ourselves of when we get too wrapped up in being, mom, wife, employee, etc. We should never lose sight of who we are!

    • MartieCoetser profile image

      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Bravewarrior, I can so relate to this beautiful poem of yours. I hope your friend find all the happiness she deserves in her new life :)

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I feel it should be every woman's mantra, Maria. I know it's mine! Thanx for your insight. TTYS!

    • marcoujor profile image

      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      This reads like an empowering mantra, Sha...

      May your girlfriend treasure the best birthday gift of all... the power to be...your words exude strength, positive energy and self-love.

      Voted UP & AB. Hugs, Maria

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Gyps!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Loved it.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm glad you like it, Im. I hope you mean tinkle, as in whindchimes! :-)

    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Awesome last sentence! Yes, so many of us need to do this! Don't be afraid to be the best we can be! This is so light - it almost tinkles...

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Mhatter. I suppose it could be a song, huh?

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx for taking the time, Bill. I can relate the inbox is crazy full everyday! Hard to get anything done and still sleep! I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend, my friend.

      Love backatcha!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Rich, what a beautiful comment! Thank you so much!!

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Good job on a very inspiring song

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A pretty good message to take to heart.

      Just got home from the mountain and I am looking at 174 emails and a hub I have to post....and it is 6:30 p.m.....sigh! I can't stay long but I wanted to tell you well done and send you love.

      bill

    • rcrumple profile image

      Rich 

      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Shauna -

      Leaving behind memories dry

      Needing now to soar up high

      Searching for the strength within

      Deciding now is time to begin

      Great Job! You're proving it's inside of you with every word you type. Expressing it in this manner pulls the beauty that's also there.

      Great Job, lady! Keep 'em coming!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Faith!

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Well said and beautiful. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Fairy Godson! That means so much coming from my up and rising young start! Kisses!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Aw, shucks, T! Thanx for being Johnny on the Spot today!

    • josh3418 profile image

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      This was simply beautiful!

      "Spread your wings

      And fly as high

      As you want to go."

      Awesome job here Shauna!

    • TToombs08 profile image

      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Good poem and message, Shauna! Really enjoyed it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)