It is again that time of year,
The most special day of your life is here
No matter if you’re growing old,
After all, birthdays bring pleasures untold
You can have your cake and eat it too,
Decorated with candles aplenty or few
Be demanding and arrogant,
The person standing right up front
But, what’s this proving a dampener?!
Has the virus made you a quarantiner?
Oh no! What’s a birthday without a celebration?!
“Life’s so unfair!”, you declare with irritation
But hold on a minute, let’s assess
the situation as it is, not more nor less
Is it really that bad or is it all in your head?!
Some “keeping-up-with-the-joneses” tripe you’ve been fed
For once, you are free from hosting duties,
No need to shell out money for your groupies
Save the cash and put it to good use
Instead of spending mindlessly on food and booze
Host a birthday party on Zoom,
It’ll surely drive away the gloom
No thought will go into planning an elaborate shindig
The party may be small, but the celebration will be big
With no excuse to offer and nowhere else to be,
Your friends from round the world will join in gladly
The ones that don’t turn up for any reason
Are probably fair-weather friends, not for every season
There’s no pressure to dress up or look a certain way,
Pyjamas and a big smile are all you need to slay
But if you’ve been missing dressing up as you would in real life,
Now is your chance to bring out your inner Stepford wife
Hone your culinary skills, whip up a fabulous cake
Show the world that you too can bake
Pop that bottle of bubbly hidden away
What are you waiting for? Snow in the month of May?!
After all, it’s your birthday, do as you please!
Quarantine be damned, as well as the disease
For once the celebration is actually about you,
Not playing to the crowds as you usually do
So what if you have a quarantine birthday,
Fret not, it’s a blessing in more than one way
Just remember, what makes the occasion special is you
Not a party, a treat, or the world’s expectations overdue
Happy birthday and enjoy your day,
This year is unique in every way
You will have next year to revisit
All birthday plans, simple or exquisite!
Hi everyone, this post has been written for the keywords “quarantine” and “birthday”, which were prompts for the blog train.
My birthday hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ve been talking to friends who are rather bummed out about the low-key birthday celebrations this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. I feel it’s an opportunity to celebrate your special day in a unique and unforgettable manner. There’s always next year to celebrate big! If you do have a birthday coming up in quarantine, I hope it’s wonderful in every way.
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