Sylvia Frances Chan

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Birthday 22 November…. - Poem by Sylvia Frances Chan

BirthDAY 22 November….

it's been raining for weeks
every day it hit
the wind is bleak, the rains of rain never stop
associations with the Noah era
what if the water keeps rising?
It is not yet winter and we have no monsoon rain habits
but the rains keep coming
because we have winter soon
it's oh so bleak and cold weather
where does nature go?
the rains never stop
the surface of my house has become muddy
It also rains at night

that was a fact until yesterday

but today the sun has appeared
from early in the morning until midday
what the best weather!
The sun and its rays shine so extremely
it gives its warmth to heal the earth

How blessed I feel
especially TODAY the sun gives its rays full of passion
Do you know what I know about today's atmosphere?
God blesses me on my DAY of birth
so much sunshine
after so many weeks and weeks of gloomy weather and rains
with so much cold of coldness

and TODAY I celebrate my birthday
with so many blessings and warmth that come from God
the first day with sunshine and sun rays
and that is also my date of birth
God blesses the earth

thank you, dear God
I interpret today
as I have received from you
your greatest blessings
a day full of rays
you have let the sun shine
here in my hometown, how pleasant!

dear Lord, as you know
I always count my blessings
I always write them down
and show them to people
tonight is the first night
that I don't hear the raindrops falling

weeks and weeks of rain
and only today
the sun's rays woke me up
ah, my birthday!
thank you, dear God,
I want to say this out loud!


Photograph by Sylvia Frances Chan:
"BirthDAY-Cake with chosen fresh fruit"

Sylvia Frances Chan
Friday, November 22,2019
Dutch Time

This is a translation of the poem Verjaardag 22 November…. by Sylvia Frances Chan

Topic(s) of this poem: blessings, celebration, god, love

Form: Narrative


Poet's Notes about The Poem

weeks and weeks of rain
and only today
the sun's rays woke me up
ah, my birthday!
thank you, dear God,
I want to say this out loud!


Photograph by Sylvia Frances Chan:
"BirthDAY-Cake with chosen fresh fruit"

Sylvia Frances Chan
Friday, November 22,2019
Dutch Time

Comments about Birthday 22 November…. by Sylvia Frances Chan

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (11/28/2019 11:39:00 PM)

    For dear Kostas continued: That was truly a sunny day and finest weather for me and I thanked God for that.
    I KNOW that are Great Blessings from God. As my gratitude to God, I created this poem. You are of course very right with your comment: A sign of hope on my birthday. Thank YOU for your precious comment, but having the sun especially on my BirthDAY after weeks of dreary days and rains, I feel the Greatest Blessings from God.
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  • Kostas Lagos (11/23/2019 10:02:00 PM)

    Sunshine after the rain. A sign of hope on a birthday. Great poem (Report)Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan(11/28/2019 11:31:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Kostas, your words are precious. We have had many rains for weeks, weeks and weeks, chilly weather, cold temperatures, but on my BirthDAY since very early, the sun was shining all day long and very many sunrays. I regard that as Great Blessings from God.

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (11/23/2019 6:55:00 PM)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sylvia! This is a beautiful piece of verse...as if I expected anything less from a quality Poetess as you! I hope you enjoyed your special day...And thank you for all your recent comment s on my scribbles...Up til this past week I have not been on PH for a loooong time, so I missed seeing your comments til just now.. (Report)Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan(11/29/2019 12:12:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your ardent BirthDAY comments and precious visit to my poem site included your valuable compliments. I feel flattered, dear Frank, all these warm wishes coming from a poet like you, my old pal from PF, I am happy to discover that you are here too. G.B.U.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/23/2019 5:54:00 PM)

    A beautifully written poem full of gratitude to the Lord.
    Gratefulness is a wonderful attribute of children of God.
    With the many blessings that the Lord has given to us,
    it is our duty to obey His rules and thank Him of all the
    blessings He has endowed to us.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/23/2019 5:04:00 PM)

    Happy birthday, my friend. I wish I was able
    to read this wonderful poem and greet you on the date of your birthday

    Indeed, blessings in abundance came your way on the eve
    of your great birthday.
    Lord, really knows those who love him so much and you are one
    of them and blessed you with great weather on the eve of your birthday.
    I know you absolutely enjoyed your birthday with your great family.
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  • (11/22/2019 8:05:00 PM)

    Sylvia, I wish you a very happy birthday. A wonderful poem… great expression of gratitude. Brilliantly penned.10+ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 22, 2019

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 1, 2019


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