On My Birthday

Time for my younger son!  Jacob said he wanted me to post the following poems (his), so instead of me writing something mind-blowing (lol), I’ll let my son shine.

Wild Winter

Wild winter that’s its name;
unpredictable is its game.

Once a year when it comes
with pesky winds and loads of
fun.  Wild winter has a limit.
It melts to slush then
to mush.



Lost without a meaning.
Like a thought in the back of my head.
Like broken glass or a kite in the sky,
but without the wind.
No guidance
or rules.

Someone find me . . . . I’m lost.



Heavy shadows in the corner
and fallen tears, they stain
my clothes.  Wasting here, looking
back at my life, wishing that I
admired those who gave me life.

The ones I care about have all disappeared.
Heavy tears and many burdens,
I should not look back but
keep moving forward.



About T A Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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17 Responses to On My Birthday

  1. Pingback: We Write Poems Prompt #17 | Shiteki Na Usagi

  2. I enjoyed the lively fun of the first poem, the visual imagery of the second, and the “old man” wisdom of the third. I hope your son continues to write.

    Belated wishes for a happy birthday!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thank you for the birthday wishes. I think Jacob will continue to write, and he is finally realizing he truly does have talent to train. I plan to post a story of his in the future.

  3. mydomainpvt says:

    they are really sweet and beautiful. well a late happy birthday! Wish you happiness, joy and blessings forever.

  4. Amity Me says:

    Happy birthday Yousei!

    Hope this is not a late greetings!

  5. catgirlslovehaiku says:

    What else is there to say? Great poetry!

  6. Technobabe says:

    Great poetry. Your son has much talent.

    Happy birthday.

  7. Wow. ‘Stainless’ in particular stood out for me! 🙂

    • Yousei Hime says:

      For a boy who didn’t like to write or talk (and sometimes still doesn’t) he has a moving/striking way with words. Stainless is one of those poems that rattles the soul, whether you like it or not. I, of course, love it.

  8. blissbait says:

    happy birthday You!!!!!!!
    these poems are SO astounding!
    ‘lost’ slayed me. i’m stunned!

    WOW! I hope You have a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! You are the sweetest mom! And my post for the day has morphed into a poetry free-for-all! So If You have some brilliance You want to pitch in, please, dive in! I will post!

    Cheers, Cheers, Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

  9. Yes your didn’t blow our minds but your son did the job for you, you’ve got a talented family over there… I read lost and thought “now this is poetry”
    Congrats to him and he must keep the talent going strong.

  10. ichabod says:

    Happy Birthday Yousei;

    A mothers joy cannot be exceeded when the poetry of her son is so wonderful. 🙂

    Enjoy the day, it is precious 🙂

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