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Everyday's a Birthday

Updated on November 11, 2016


I really am a very fortunate man. I have been incredibly blessed by a woman who, like a pearl of great prize, has often gone unrewarded and under-appreciated. Like many women she deserves more romance in her life from the man who spent untold hours wooing her during their "courtship."

Well, I am a guy after all, you know, a martian whose romantic antennae dies off after conquering his prize. I hated it when the Venetian said that but, after reviewing our time together I had to recognize she, once again, was right! So partially out of gratitude for putting up with me, but mostly because it accurately expresses how I feel about her and our relationship, I wrote this poem to my wife, Sophia, on her birthday.

Okay, so today isn't her birthday. My intent here is simply to celebrate the life of my best friend and a woman whom I hold in the highest esteem, one who has unwittingly taught me more than she can even know. She deserves so much more and I hope I can contribute to that fulfillment! Happy Every Day, Sophia! This is for you!

To Bee or Not to Bee...Happy


Butterflies Are Free


Blending With Nature


Symbol of Change


It's Not Just Another Day!

Today marks the day you were born

So special in fact that all of nature is celebrating.

No ordinary card would do

So the universe and I collaborated

We dare to remind you that life is different without you

Though praise falls quietly like a leaf

What is spoken is not without truth

and is here to silently touch you.

The wind knows who you are as do the trees,

Both consider you in ways like no others

We call out to you for we need what you have

And in your mystical way you respond.

The day you were born was different than today

Our spirits grow because of it.

You may not see it that way at times

But you cannot see through our eyes.

You say there is much we do not know

How true, but we know more because you breathe.

The universe knows you in another form

Energy foreign to your friends.

But the rocks know you

They tell a story you recognize,

And are often as misunderstood.

Still, the universe celebrates your birth.

It is our choice to be grateful for your life

For it is not without meaning.

Light through a prism is bent

The refraction beautifies its intention

We would not be who we are

If you are not who you are

The universe rejoices in what is

As we do

What has been, has been sometimes hard

more difficult than a walk in the rain

But like the rain, your life nourishes us

Nurturing is you, you are cause for celebration!

Comments are always welcome and appreciated.

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    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you Peter,

      How often I forget! Your comment here again reminds me how fortunate I am. I have some amends to make.

      I am grateful.


    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 

      6 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Thank you Born2care2001

      I'm not a great one for poetry but even a philistine such as I can appreciate such heartfelt praise. To mangle a phrase, the love of a good woman is a prize beyond rubies.

      Kind regards Peter

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Lovely hub. You ans Sophia are fortunate to have each other. Blessings. :)

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you Sunshine625!

      I greatly appreciate your comments. I enjoyed the "party" quip and yes, birthdays should be an important celebration for any person in one's life, including yourself!!! For all my wife does with and for me she deserves a celebration every day!

      I know I'm gonna have at least 105 of them! (we're only a portion of the way there)

      Thanks again and I look forward to returning the favor by delving into your work!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You caught my attention with your title in which I agree with. Birthdays are my favorite holiday and they should be celebrated everyday. A very nice tribute to your wife. I'm surprised no one has commented yet. Well, I'll be the first to get this party started!


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