Birthday blues?

@rainbow (6763)
March 20, 2007 8:47am CST
I remember looking forwards to being 16, 18, 21. 25 was ok, life was still an adventure and lots of good fun. 27 it all changed for I became a mum. 30 not too bad - just a number, not a big one Now 35 looms just a few days away What happened to birthdays when I'd go out and play? Looking in the mirror is no longer such fun I'm worn out and fed up and have a fat bum Why did my birthday change in this way? Celebrate - no, just hide away. I saw it coming - couldn't keep it at bay I will be 35 on Monday! Birthday Blues came and hit me, in their special way If I sound grim now, just wait for that day! Why do we celebrate the years that are gone? I look back remembering it was all lots more fun!
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• Singapore
20 Mar 07
Feeling poetic, eh? It all boils down to aging and being human, no? I have often wondered why people persist in staying alive when they are better off not.
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@rainbow (6763)
20 Mar 07
Yes although I do not really have a lot of talent in case you didn't spot that, lol. I'm not sure why I persist in being alive either, must be some sort of punishment from a previous life.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
20 Mar 07
My B-day is on Sunday....I just stop counting and thinking about...every year is good year...as long as I am healthy.... I like your poetry! Happy B-day!
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@rainbow (6763)
20 Mar 07
I hope you have a fantastic time too! Happy Birthday! Not sure my poetry is up to much but more fun than an out and out whinge!lol.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
imranali527 (620) 2 hours ago Yes you will be healthy with the grace of GOD:) thats good to know that you have BD on coming sunday get ready for a little bit gift from my side but its in form of good wishes lots of good wishes:)!!! + - ! Thanks Imranali! I can feel those good wishes hitting me already, tahnk-you my friend that chears me up no end!
@gberlin (3836)
20 Mar 07
Happy Birthday! Don't feel bad about your birthday! Thank God that you have made it another year. I just turned 51 on March 18 and had a great time. You just need to have a party thats all!
@rainbow (6763)
20 Mar 07
hi gberlin, Thank-you for your kind wishes! Just think how grumpy my rhyme will be by the time I'm 51, bless you I know you had brunch out and spent the day relaxing and I hope you have happy memories from that!
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I hope you can find a way to celebrate another earned year. What we go through makes it amazing that we make it yet another year. I hope that suprises are coming your way and that you can enjoy this day of yours. Your birthday is the day we were blessed with your appearance and many are better because you came and are here. Take care my friend and many happy returns.
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@rainbow (6763)
20 Mar 07
Thats a lovely thing to say, thank-you!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Happy B-Day - Blow em out!
Happy early Birthday. My worse B-Day was my golden birthday. I turned 25 and I could only think, "My gawwdd I'm a 1/4 century old. Now I'm past the 1/2 century hoping to make it to that century mark. Again Happy Birthday Early. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!
@rainbow (6763)
20 Mar 07
Thanks Grandpa Bob, I'm gald it's not just me who gets blues over age, lol. Birthdays really started to bite it for my when I hit 30, I was a complete sulk for about a month before and after, never thought I'd be 30 it was a big deal, I'm getting calmer each year now but it's a scary thought really - most of my family dont get to 60 so I am could be well over 1/2 way there, lol. I keep thinking it's just a number but oooh, scary numbers, lol.
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
21 Mar 07
We have but one life, I’m sure it’s true, To share our thoughts, Which are old or new, So take good care my friend, With my birthday wish, Hoping your good days never end, And here’s my birthday kiss. HAVE A NICE DAY FROM Deeeky.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
OOOOh kisses, my oh my! Thanks Deeeky - are you going to send me more kisses on Monday, lol?
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
21 Mar 07
If you need more kisses let me know on monday.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
oh gowsh, I feel all silly now, lol.
• United States
21 Mar 07
From one poetry writer to another (YOU) please let me say, your poem is great the one about your birthday! When birthday blues, Got you down. Dont let it hit you, Cause your still around. It cant be too bad, To celebrate again. The day that, Your life began. So sit yourself down, And with a smile just say. I dont care about age, I will have a great birthday! Happy birthday! Hope its great. I am assuming you meant, next Monday? :))
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Wow, that's a brilliant poem and reply, thank you so much. I have to admit to not being much of a poet, maybe kids rhymes suit me better, but I love yours, thank-you so much I'm going to print both out and put them in my kitchen so when I feel grumpy about next week you can chear me up! Thanks!
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you. Ah. That made me blush print it up :)) I was hoping to cheer you up. Sometimes I write poetry just to make others feel better! It always makes me smile when it truly does work. :))
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@rainbow (6763)
24 Mar 07
I don't think anyone wrote me a poem before short of those like roses are red but silly versions in alentines cards when I was a teenager. I'm sorry I made you blush, lol! I'm glad you feel good that you made me feel happier about tomorrow!
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
Happy Happy Birthday for Monday Rainbow! I turned 41 last year and didn't even think about it too much! It just seems to be another numbe nnow. I do think you get a bit more respect as you grow older though. I work with elderly (over 80) people and I find they don't talk to me like I was a kid anymore. There must be something good to come of it....
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Thanks Missy, I know it's just a number and the years seem to go faster, probably because with kids you don't have so much "me-time" anymore but I still get grumpy about my birthday, lol. Maybe I'll grow-up this year, haha.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
Maybe you just need to get bigger presents! Works for me..
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Presents? oh yes, well my dad got me my laptop last year which was a brilliant present as now I have all of you, yep bigger presents, could be fun, lol!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 07
Well, my Darling, as I am only 21 I would not know hehehe Oh ok no it has never bothered me you are as old as you feel and yes I know you feel 200 at the moment but I promise that will pass don't let it get to you and I will send you a lovely Card Love ya xxxxx
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
200? I wasn't planning on a rhyme that long gabs, lol. Maybe a little imortality would give me a bit of zip back - know where I can get any? Indianna Jones dropped the cup of eternal life in a chasm, but I suppose I could take a family climbing holiday and find it, lol.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 07
Well you know where I live lol
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@rainbow (6763)
24 Mar 07
Did you find it? You kept that quiet, lol!
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
Happy Birthday Rainbow! Don't let it get you down too much, i turned the Big 40 in January, and there is not real difference. It's just a milestone nothing more. And yes, I'm still alive and kicking, just very busy these days and not as much time as I'd like for Mylot. drop me an email any time, and I will try to log in here as often as I can. Cheers!
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
BTW today is my eldest daughters 20th Birthday! I'm off to finish icing the cake now ... :)
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@rainbow (6763)
20 Mar 07
Thanks Sue, not really looking forward to Monday, but it'll mainly just be another day. I hope your daughter has a fantastic time and you get that cake iced in time!
@Rohitrox (38)
• India
21 Mar 07
heyyyyyy dont b a pessimist luk wot u hav gaind in these 35 yrs. remembr how uch fun u hav had dont b so sad prblms keep on cuming but u shud not get brokn buck up man
@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Thank-you my friend, I feel it is simply because the years have passed, and although yes there have been some fantastic times I still haven't realised my dreams, lol. There's still time for dreams!
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
Having a family is better than all the birthdays put together. That'll do me.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Bless you, I hope you get the family you dream of soon!
@mobyfriend (1019)
• Netherlands
21 Mar 07
Happy Birthday Rainbow. Celebrate that you are a strong, independent woman and before you know it the fun will kick in.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Bless you - strong and independant, wow! I'll have to believe that and see if I can make it come true, thank-you for making me smile so much, I feel really good now!
@fubinbin (52)
• China
21 Mar 07
Happy brithday Rainbow!And give my best wishes to you. You have just wrote a wonderful poem and i like it very much.Age is only a number.You do not need to worry about it and you will have a wonderful time.
@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Thankyou Fu and welcome to mylot, I have had some lovely messages from my friends here and I feel better about this birthday than I have done for many others now.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I wish my dear friend Rainbow, a very happy birthday on monday. I wish her all the luck, all the joy and may all the love in the world envelope her. May the good Lord bless her and protect her even though she doesnt ask. May He be with her in front so that He can lead her properly, follow her so that she'd be protected, be on her side so that she'd have a trusted friend all the time. Good luck and take care.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
oh sherinek, what a beautiful prayer, thank-you! I'm Sure all the love I have recieved pre-birthday will help me to get through the day without too much sulking, lol.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
happy birthday. you've just wrote a wonderful poem. another year of life has to come wonderful moments and funs good blessings, health and wealth pours out, you have to dwelt.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
thank-you my darling!
• United States
21 Mar 07
You know, i will be 23 in May and i have draded my birthday since i was about 12. no, it has nothing to do with getting older. It has to do with what my friends did (or rather, did NOT do) and how i was treated. Usually, only my family remembers my birthday and it is rather depressing...so i just try and forget it even comes. Half the time, i will have forgotten it is my birhday until my mom mentions it.
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Bless you, I think that's what did it for me to start with, now I dread anyone making a fuss about it. I hope when you have your next birthday, you feel a little more comfortabble with it!
• Canada
21 Mar 07
Awwww Happy birthday to you! Don't feel bad about your birthday, be thankful that you're around to see another one. I do know what you mean though with your rhyme lol. I hit 30 next year and I'm really not looking forward to it. I warned all my friends that they will not be holding a party for me because I'm sitting indoors and crying all day LOL. I should start taking some of my own advice I think lol, and not feel bad about my birthday.
@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Bless you, that's just how I felt when I hit 30, now my real life friends don't get to know when it is if I can help it, lol. Though it was time I dealt with my birthday avoidance and my friends messages are making me feel much better - we'll see what monday brigns, lol!
@sikhan (30)
• Bangladesh
21 Mar 07
Happy Birth Day! Don't be upset thinking you are becoming old. Our life time is short. Have fun and enjoy every moment of life. Regards Sikhan
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@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Thanks sweetie, every message I read, I feel a little better about it! You are so right, wee have to make the most of every moment!
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Age is only a number. When people are children a birthday is a big thing. It helps the child remember what age they are. But, when you get older sometimes you want to forget that number. In that case you might celebrate your birthday quietly. Someone once said that their life started at 75.
@rainbow (6763)
21 Mar 07
Thanks for that, there's hope for me yet, lol!