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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A very good approach to cheer up anyone. I know some of my friends who are sad because of boring quarantine birthday at home. But this idea would certainly make them happy. It’s a very beautiful poem.
Thank you Madhvi! So glad you liked it 😊
Do share it with your friends who are feeling bummed out 😃
Loved reading the poem 😍
Thank you 😊
It’s better to look on the bright side. I loved this one. 🤗
It’s better to look at the bright side. I loved your poem ❤️
Thank you Shweta 🤗
Ahh my birthday is on 2aug and I’ve given up hope this time haha.
Don’t! There’s always a silver lining 😉
Such a cute post!
I have my birthday in a day, was just writing a blog post about how I am feeling and what are my plans to make the most of what I can. Amidst that, I came across this post by you and it cheered me up ten folds. Thanks for writing this. 💖✨🙏
Happy birthday Avishi! I hope it is fabulous even if low-key 😊
I’m so glad that my poem cheered you up. Your comment has made my day 😃
A beautiful use of words to cheer up all who have a quarantine birthday. Loved reading it
Thank you so much 😊
This is an interesting take in verse of Birthdays in the current scenario.One of course needs to make the best and enjoy the new experience, be it a party of Zoom or a homemade cake.
The poem will certainly lift up the spirits of people who feel sad coz they have quarantine birthday. Beautifully penned.
My birthday was in April and I was feeling bad that I couldn’t go to meet my family or celebrate. Your poem is really very positive.
I’m glad you liked it!
Beautiful way… To enjoy a birthday during this quarantine.. It’s with who you celebrate not the how
This poem teaches to celebrate birthday in more meaningful way. We humans spend unnecessary on show off our money. Why not switch to sustainable living and use our money in making difference in everyone life
Yes absolutely 😊
Such a cheerful post Noor, I so loved the weave,
I so loved your recipe of a perfect quarantine birthday
Thanks Roma 😊
I am not good with poems. I have attempted many times but haven’t been successful but you have expressed your feelings really well in these lines and I agree that it is a great opportunity to make the birthday unforgetful.
Loved reading through your poetic musings & infact could relate to them too; some best lines with a message to spend the saved money in good use. Loved it.
Thank you 😊
I just love the poem. Looking at the brighter side is amazing. Love the flow, you write beautifully…
Thank you dear 😊
love reading the lines so beautifully wriiten and yes this peom suits good at these pandemic times.
Thank you 😊
I can feel you! My son too celebrated his bday during semi-lockdown..It was different but not boring …Thanks to technology.
I can feel you. Today was my son’s birthday .and it was the boring ever but we as a family enjoyed it .
I’m glad you did. Happy birthday to him!