Birthday musings

There’s nothing like a birthday to remind yourself
 how old you really are….

As a ONE year old, 

You stare wide-eyed in wonder- slightly bemused, a little irritable,
with a thumb in your mouth, somewhere in a corner,

Wondering what the commotion’s all about…..

as your parents go out of their way

to make your birthday memorable,

One that you can now barely remember!

By the time you turn FIVE,

Your parents have had enough of all the cakes, the balloons,

the noise, the tantrums and not to forget, the stains on the cushions!,

While for you, …………..

well, the FUN has only just begun!!


As you reach the age of TEN,


You find yourself pestering your parents,

to allow your very boisterous gang to party at home-

till late into the night!, 

while you give your poor parents a major headache,

And your neighbours, a massive fright!!


Then, you reach your TEENS,


You finally seem to grow out of kiddy parties.

But before your parents can heave a sigh of relief and have some rest- if any!, 

You declare your plans to throw a bash at a nearby restaurant!

Of course- with their hard earned money!!

It’s only when you enter your TWENTIES,

that you eventually  figure out whom you truly wanna celebrate with,

Some choose friends, some family, some both;

while still others choose not to make such a big deal of it all!,

But most importantly, you look back and realize

that ultimately it doesn’t really matter if you are 1,5,10, 15, 20 or above-

So long as you get to celebrate the moment with the ones you love!!

Bemused: confused, stupefied
Boisterous:  noisy; rowdy; unrestrained
Brat: an annoying, objectionable child

About Apurva

Graphic Designer by profession and passionate vegan by choice. I love sketching, reading, dancing, writing and of course designing, mostly infographics.

Posted on November 25, 2012, in Light-hearted and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hey really good…The poem is so true, can totally relate to…expressed beautifully


  2. Thanx!!!! after all it was dedicated to all of u!!


  3. I wonder why didn't you share this when our days were ending 😦 I mean on farewell..Nice one \m/ Waiting for more 😀


  4. I started dis blog only in august dats why! & thanx a lot!!


Set me free with your words...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Pretty Peach Reviews

Beauty Skincare and Life

Blissfully Lost Soul

I am a cocktail mixed of Fire & Ice. I can be an angel & become a devil next moment, But trust me if you are good to me u will see my wings.

The Crumby Vegan

Changing The World One Friendly Step At A Time

No Spring Chickpea: The Plant-Based Midlife Rejuvenation Project

How I ate plants, got healthy, lost weight, felt younger and you can too.


Green Plants Based Living and Gardening


satisfyingly sustainable

J and P Living

Lifestyle + Wellness Blog

Life Ever Changing

A pursuit to become a Registered Dietitian and to promote healthy living


For animals and the planet | Terra: "Earth" | Ostendo: "To clarify, show, reveal"

Finding Purpose

Simplicity ~ Veganism ~ Authentic Living

kathryn firth

Lifestyle, travel and everything in-between

Active Wellness Blog

Stay Fit & Feisty with Mabel Chiu


Looking at a Saturday crossword puzzle world with a Monday crossword puzzle mind


"Life is only as good as your mindset"

Vegan Gourmand

All About Good Food & Great Health

Wabi-Sabi Holistic Therapy

Giving You The Tools To Live Pain Free, Par Cornwall

Cook the Beans

inspired by ingredients, smells and Travels, vegan & vegetarian

The Green Stars Project

User-generated ratings for ethical consumerism

Meet The Vegans

Compassionate and Healthy Living

800 Words Or Less

Random reflections, rants and reasons to smile in a world gone mad.

Powered by Mangos

Helping you thrive on a vegan lifestyle

Mindfully Bliss

healthy mind, body and spirit

Letters from Athens

A blog about life and times in Greece

Ricardo Sexton

.Welcome to my Metaphors.

Masala Vegan

Plant based cruelty free recipes for cooking, baking and living from India and beyond!

My Vegan Journey

The creative way to a better lifestyle

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Life Alight

Unfolding life's mysteries with poetry, photography & ramblings

Reading Pleasure

A blog of books and literature


Because You're Beautiful.. :)

insight07's blog

life is a lovely chaos

Animate your Life

Dont think , Just draw !

Poesy plus Polemics

Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy

chester maynes

Poetry and Poems


"bare glimpses of what I see…

Confessions Of A Poet

All that is me!

Eye Will Not Cry

"Eye Fly High"


A blog by Dr. Abhinav Majumder

Scattered Thoughts

Welcome to my world, a tapestry of thoughts and forms conceived in my mind


Take a walk inside my mind.


Birding in south India and life on planet earth

we bleed words

until we are read all over

%d bloggers like this: