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Birthdays--a poem




Birthdays are special for some
For others it is just another day
If you like the  birthday person,
Then it is an opportunity to say

All the things you usually don’t
For we have been conditioned so
We don’t express our emotions always
But on birthdays you can let that go

Tell the person you are there for them
Only if you mean it though!
Send wishes that are genuine
Don’t hold back, let the words flow


For life is so unpredictable
All your plans it could block
So celebrate every occasion
Create memories you can lock


For memories are treasures
And lest you forget
To make each day count
Using every chance you get.

© 2020 Preeti Shenoy 
kindly do not reproduce without permission.








Happy Lockdown birthday Neel! 
It sure is a unique memory.


Edited to add:  This poem can be for anyone who has a birthday during this lockdown. It can also be for anyone who has a birthday. Period.
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Comments

  1. Thank you so much Preeti. Thank you for your part in making my day memorable πŸ˜¬πŸ’

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  2. Dear Preeti,

    Wow! That was an amazing gift to Neel. Very sweet of you.

    Birthday wishes and prayers to Neel for a blessed and memorable year ahead.

    By the way when is your birthday?

    Good night Preeti. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. 21st December! Added a line, after I read your comment :)

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    2. Dear Preeti,

      Read the new line.. beautiful! Memories are indeed treasures. I love this quote by L M Montgomery "Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." I keep everything in my memory just so I don't lose anything. :) However, it is a curse at times. There is a quote by someone ".. The first to forget is the happiest". Ironic! :)

      So you are a Sagittarian.. Nice. :)

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  3. Beautiful poem Mam!

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  4. Wow Ma'am... beautiful!!!

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  5. Namaskaram Preetiji This so surreal and a strange coincidence.Today is my Didi Vandana Seth's Birthday and of all days you choose to post a Birthday poem today.(I know it is for your freind but still).It makes the day a bit more special.
    Also thank you so much for your comment on my Instagram it made me ecstatic and blissful and was like an icing on the cake.
    Tonnes of respect and devotion for you.Thanks so much.πŸ™πŸ™

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    1. ,*Vandana Sethi

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    2. It's for anyone whose birthday it is! Happy birthday to your sister.

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  6. Happy Birthday Neel.Have a great year ahead.πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

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  7. Lovely poem πŸ˜ƒ Best wishes to Neel πŸ’

    PS- Looks like I'm going to celebrate my 25th in lockdown tooπŸ™ƒ

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    1. It's a poem for you too! Birthday wishes in advance!!

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    2. Thanks muchπŸ’™

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  8. Nice poem! Wishes to Neel :-)

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  9. Wow I’m happy to see this was written on my bday 19.04������I love your books and ur positivity ��me and my sister enjoy reading ur books & posts it gives us a lot of positivity and happiness !Ur one among the reason fr me and my sis to be much more stronger and happier in life ! After seeing this post I feel u’ve directly conveyed me a bday wish ��❤️Thank u mam! Keep motivating ❤️

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  10. Preeti!
    You are unbelievable.
    This is as if you have read my mind and tell me what to do!
    I too have my mentor's birthday today and was wondering whether I should be all calm and composed about it or just let that person know how he has changed my life .
    Now I know what to do :)
    Thank you so much

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    1. Crazy coincidence right? Do wish your mentor!

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  11. Lovely πŸ₯° Poem is so good. Happy birthday wishes to Neel! More fitness to him.

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  12. Awesome poem Preethi!

    For life is so unpredictable
    All your plans it could block
    So celebrate every occasion
    Create memories you can lock

    I love these words.
    perfect timing , given the circumstances we now face:-)


    Tell the person you are there for them
    Only if you mean it though!

    These lines are so true. I dont randomly wish ppl in groups , just for the sake of it. I have got reprimanded for this too:)

    I have great respect for fitness enthusists and those who guide people correctly.

    So wishing Neel good helath and abundant happiness today and always :-)

    Love,
    Deepika


    Wishing Neel health and happiness today and always :-)

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    1. Also, my daughter draws well I have asked her to draw the balloon in your post:-)

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    2. Nice! Say hi from me to your daughter. Yes, I wrote this keeping in mind the current situation!

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  13. beautiful poem, you are such an inspiration ma'am. in these difficult times your posts on instagram and here motivates us to be positive and find a joy in little things. Thank you so much.

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  14. What a lovely poem. My lockdown birthday was last week. I totally agree about what you wrote. When it is a friend or relatives birthday, I tend to send long messages straight from the heart. I do this for Anniversaries too. It is so nice to express a lot on these special days! It is nice to receive a long birthday wish - Especially if the sender has not been in touch for a long time. Another beautiful post. Take care. :-)

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    1. Indeed is. Belated birthday wishes!

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  15. Yesssssssssssssss finally figured out how to post on your blog , I have been trying for months bur failed to figure out why my posts weren’t getting published . As you can figure it out , I am not at all technical person . I have been following you for a long time Andy read your books over and over , shared with friends and managed to get them back too as I cannot let those books slip away from me .

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    1. Hooray! Welcome to mu blog and hope to see you more often now!

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  16. Thank you thank you thank you sooooo much mam. It's a lovely poem and one of the most special gifts on my birthday. I have read your all book and they were just wonderful and I could relate so much to it. Thank you for being there always in the form of the books.❤️

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