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The Lockdown Birthday

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My twenty seventh birthday is today,
Unfortunately, I’ll all day stay home.
Have many things to work upon my way;
What I cannot do right now though is roam.

My mum and my aunt wished me fast and first,
Then I got several amazing calls;
Some balloons I want to joyously burst;
Such that the noise created just appalls.

Praying to God right now, I only ask
The power to simply and calmly be.
I’m now, you know, sporting a saffron mask,
Recalling the days I was fully free.

A lockdown birthday is what I observe;
There’s nothing more than this I now deserve.
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JayashreeRamesh
JayashreeRamesh
1 month ago

Be safe everyone.
Celebrate your birthday from home and enjoy your day,😘

Usha
Usha
1 month ago

Happy Birthday. Many more happy returns of the day. May God bless you with lots of happiness and long life.

JayashreeRamesh
JayashreeRamesh
1 month ago

Be safe everyone.
Celebrate your birthday from home and enjoy your day,😘

B Sudharsan
Reply to  JayashreeRamesh
1 month ago

Thanks for commenting, chitti! We’re safe and sound. And am ‘observing’ (not really celebrating) my birthday at home. 🙂

Usha
Usha
1 month ago

Happy Birthday. Many more happy returns of the day. May God bless you with lots of happiness and long life.

B Sudharsan
Reply to  Usha
1 month ago

Thank you very much, mom! Keep blessing me! 🙂🧡