Kaysen Fraker

Rookie (12/20/88 / Georgia)

Make Your Own - Poem by Kaysen Fraker

It's my birthday
I have no cake
I have no party
I have no gifts

I ask why
I plead for an answer
I wait for an answer I think I'll never get
I get the answer I didn't want

Make your own
make your own
make your own
we're busy

It's my birthday
the annual celebration of the day I was greeted by light
now I just feel like going back into the darkness
alone in the dark is better than alone in the world

I never thought a cake could represent life
it's always sweet in the end
deaths being a finally relief
but what about the between

Scraping for enough material
trying to make it all fit together
hoping it all works out right
putting a sweet layer of frosting on it to hide the misery

I never knew just how much I hated birthday cake.

Comments about Make Your Own by Kaysen Fraker

  • Bethany Buhl (12/15/2009 2:14:00 AM)

    I feel your pain in this poem. It made me feel like when on my birthday that forgot about my birthday it seemed like the whole world ended that day. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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