Maria Magdalena Biela

On His Birthday - Poem by Maria Magdalena Biela

A happy birthday to you, my heart beat!
May love and laughter light your every day!
May peace and wisdom bless your every way,
and may you never steal, or lie, or cheat!

Your eyes are filled with playful, candid light,
and Night, from your hair, shiny colours borrows,
and your soul pledged to Fate solemn and tight
to be forever honest, true to heart,
so if you must steal, steal away my sorrows.

And every day we grow older together,
we change with age but Time we shall defeat
and we shall be eternal wind and feather,
and never shall we lose our faith and wit
for if you must lie, lie with me my sweet.

A year from now you'll read these words again
and you will wish: may the birthday that follows
bring other songs but always same refrain:
be always my Spring, my Green, my Crane!
And if you must cheat, cheat all Death's tomorrows!

May you never steal, or lie, or cheat,
but if you must steal, steal away my sorrows,
and if you must lie, lie with me, my sweet,
and if you must cheat, cheat all Death's tomorrows,
for, without you, my soul feels incomplete.


Topic(s) of this poem: husband

Comments about On His Birthday by Maria Magdalena Biela

  • Daniel Brick (5/21/2017 1:35:00 AM)

    How sweet and wonderful to have a spouse who inspires such a deep and abiding love. Perhaps love is word that, as Shelley said, is overused and profaned. But this poem restores the true meaning of love, that is a bond which grows tighter over rime, an appreciation of each other's strengths and virtues that transcends any single moment, trust and fidelity. None of these things are automatic: You and your spouse have to earn them, and THEN THE GODS WILL THROW INCENSE ON THE TWO OF YOU AND BLESS YOUR MARRIAGE! ! (Report) Reply

    Magdalena Biela (5/25/2017 2:21:00 AM)

    Dearest Daniel, you are always my guardian angel, the One who watches over my paths, wherever I am, whatever I live...Blessed you be!

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  • Akhtar Jawad (9/19/2015 1:39:00 AM)

    A nice birthday poem..................................... (Report) Reply

    Magdalena Biela (9/19/2015 1:50:00 AM)

    Thank you!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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