Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Birthday Celebration

This post is for Day 5 of the 2019 Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to the Two Writing Teachers for bringing this community of writers together to share our writing in the month of March.

The evening descends.
The house awaits a celebration.
It's ready for
My husband's birthday.

As the family arrives
The house shifts
From a quiet, peaceful place
To a crazy mix
Of noise and hugs and chaos.

We circle around
As he opens his presents
And the handmade cards
From the grandchildren.

We gather at the table
For pizza, cake and ice cream.
The conversation wraps around us
Like a warm breeze.

Our family is together
Here in this house
Surrounded by laughter
And love.


  1. This poem oozes love and anticipation. Nothing much better than getting together with loved ones to celebrate. I hope he had a wonderful birthday!

  2. Oh Karen, this sounds lovely. Your word choice had me easily visualizing the family together making things a bit more noisy and enjoyable.

  3. What a lovely poem-form slice of life. Thank you for sharing! Each word you chose is just right.