Saturday, May 2, 2015

Birthday Party--By Lois Greene Stone--United States

Birthday Party
No pretty paper wrap
not colorful streamers
extend from satin bows.
I can’t guarantee you’ll
enjoy; it’s nothing to
play with, or a present
you asked for. Later
I will carefully tape corners
of boxes you’ll touch with
anticipation marking
special events, but this
is the most cherished gift
I shall ever give you:

Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & soft cover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.


  1. Lois,
    Life can certainly be the best present of all. It is up the to the recipient to maintain it and make it a remarkable one.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Very beautiful words which very well express a big heart that you also share with us! Thank you! Sheri

  3. Great to see you here again Lois, love you piece! Very poignant - be well.

  4. a short poem packed with wisdom!

  5. Nice work, Lois. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (