Monday, June 4, 2018

A Birthday Letter--By Jack Horne--England

A Birthday Letter

Another birthday drawing near -
although, of course, you are not here;
I'm not to send a gift or card,
no text or email - very hard.
I struggle still to understand
how it went wrong, and not as planned.
I fell in love, believed you cared;
and now recall the times we shared:
it seemed so good, so why goodbye,
that sudden end, no reasons why?
I must move on, my friends all say,
(they didn't like you anyway...)
I hope your birthday's full of fun,
but if it's dull, then think of one,
who wishes he were by your side...
I know if you saw this, you sighed

Jack Horne enjoys reading and writing poetry. He is Whispers' Activity Features Editor.


  1. Love it, Jack. A sentimental and descriptive write. Very well-written. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  2. Dear Jack,

    A heartfelt write, thank you for sharing your poem with us.


  3. thanks for the lovely comments

  4. Jack,
    This poem is great! I hope you can regain this person's friendship in time for his (or her)birthday.
    Your friend,
    Dvid Fox

  5. Love doesn't always end the way we hoped. You said that very well.

  6. Hi Jack,
    I don't know what to say other than to ask "Do you read minds as well?" You could have been writing about me, it's uncanny, superb writing.

  7. Words of great thinking Jack
    Knight Writer

  8. Dear Jack, I felt just the same and enjoyed your great poem, my friend! Sorry for my late comment, but only today I read the June poems! Lovely read!!!