A Poem For Friday

Unwanted Gifts

It is the worst time of year,

One that fills me with great fear,

It’s my birthday next week, you see,

I know I should be filled with glee,

To receive presents and gifts galore,

But I don’t want them, not anymore,

Not out-of-date sweets from Uncle Ken,

Or twee ornaments yet again,

I don’t want toasters or a wok,

Nor an annoying cuckoo clock,

I’ve earrings coming out of my ears,

And smellies just reduce me to tears,

Though there is one thing that would be quite grand,

And that’s money. I’m sure you understand. 


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23 Responses to A Poem For Friday

  1. Great poem, Esther. I won’t ask the obvious question!!!!

  2. On the money poetry… many happy returns, hope you have the receipts!

  3. Kim Smyth says:

    Happy Birthday early! My birthday is next week too! Happy Birthday to us!

  4. Darlene says:

    A good one! I have a birthday on Sunday. Yes, money would be good.

  5. shazascribe says:

    Hi Esther,
    A poem that resonates right up to the last line!

  6. Great poem with which we can all empathise.
    No more ties, socks, tights or underwear for me either.
    But a bottle of top single malt would be nice f any of my rellies are reading this.

  7. Rae Longest says:

    When my friend turned 100, they put an invitation to her party in the town newspaper. I have no idea how many came, but the invitation said, “No gifts, please; I’m trying to get rid of what I have.” This is the God’s truth. She was a very special lady, and a mentor to me.

  8. Zelda Rene says:

    LOVE this–I prefer buying my own gifts, haha 🙂 I wish you the best blessed birthday!💖

  9. Linkingpeople2003 says:

    Limerick for Friday:

    UNWANTED Gifts, it’s the worst time of a year,

    One that fills me with great fear as my birthday comes near,

    I should be filled with glee to receive presents and gifts,

    But I don’t want them, not anymore, mood no more uplifts.

    Though there is one thing that would be quite grand and that’s money, you hear!

  10. Joy Smith says:

    Definitly resonate with this poem. The older I get the less I want for myself. Have a great day when it comes. Birthday Blessings Joy x

  11. tanssityttö says:

    Oh no, you don’t have to lie, you are so young. I maybe would, I’m 40 already…😂

  12. markbierman says:

    Nothing wrong with a gift of money. 🙂

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