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Making it Through the Birthday Blues

Updated: Sep 30

A Poem for Persons Who Experience the Birthday Blues


Birthdays are for celebration, but for some not all the time.

The taste of previous birthdays can be sour as lime.



With the history of drama or negative events from childhood days

These triggers can shoot up fear and sadness on your brightest birthdays.



Let's make it through the birthday blues.

No one else can walk in your shoes.


Talk about the fear of getting old

And medical stories untold

Thoughts about mortality

And feelings of anxiety


Let's make it through the birthday blues

Positive thoughts can serve to amuse


"How come you have not met those culturally imposed milestones?"

As if you had registered to become their clones.


"Are you married or pregnant? When is your next "success" due?"

They dare to tell you about yourself when they don't have a clue.


Let's make it through the birthday blues

Plan ahead and accept how you choose.


Fear of dependence and independence issues may arise

You want to secure the future for now for time really flies.


A hot pot of mid-life crisis at any age could be bubbling

And sorting out your priorities become more troubling.


Let's make it through the birthday blues

Relax, refresh or catch up on some snooze.


Oh the fear of change- we're naturally prone

We don't want to be pushed out of our comfort zone


When the ones who matter are not around

Grief can turn a bright smile into a fretful frown.


Let's make it through the birthday blues

Focus on your strengths when you see the blue cues


Let's make it through the birthday blues

Celebrate yourself...make no excuse.

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Davia "Diversia" Ellis's birthday outfit preparation.

Dear celebrant,


Birthday blues consists of down feelings by people around the time of their birthday.


Nothing is wrong with you. It's okay to accept what you feel. Celebrate you as you see best.


Here's a list of people who may have a clue about the discomfort of birthday blues:

  • People who don't have a lot of friends or family members.

  • People who think birthdays must be celebrated with close people.

  • People who have fake friends who may feel empty inside.

  • People struggling with anxiety, and not being able to figure who to invite.

  • People who have high expectations (being ambitious can be stressful).

  • People who experience unmet expectations.

We'll catch up soon.

I am a birthday blue survivor, and you can pull through too.

Yours truly,

𝒟𝒶𝓋𝒾𝒶 𝒟𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈𝒾𝒶 𝐸𝓁𝓁𝒾𝓈

(The Diverse Queen)


























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