It's Party At Sixty! - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar
Only one candle blown
On my 60th birthday
First time Bash on my birthday
With all my friends old and new
Welcomed me with cake, songs, dance, music.
So excited I was.
A feast of dishes welcomed all.
Which one to have first?
I looked at Colorful pickle. B.P. came rolling on me,
And said ok fine, have it, I am going to shoot now.
I saw biryani looking at me hungrily,
cholesterol peeked and said mind your health.
Variety of spicy food was decorated,
Acidity jumped into my plate
Finally I looked at the bread chicken rolls
Obesity jumped and said, want to add further weight.
Salads decorated lovely but fed up of that.
Finally I landed on a soup Which welcomed me Sweetie smile..
Relished few boiled veggies!
Last but not the least
I looked at the yummy deserts Fruits salad with ice cream
I just took a spoonful…Diabetes, obesity jumped together
You enjoy, we also enjoy to attack you..
Since a child I looked hungrily at the food.
Not a penny to afford.
My parents earned daily wages,
Even a single meal was mere,
water filled our empty stomach.
But relished what ever food we got.
Anytime if we had enough food,
we used to tell its party day today!
But today when I have everything
I cannot take even a spoonful.
That's my life today at Sixty!
Today I am Happy that am enjoying
with all my friends who were there with me
In all walks of my life!
©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GEETHA JAYAKUMAR 2014
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