Only A November Day

it’s only a November day

but I can’t treat it as such

this day marks a milestone

though it’s only one of many

it has been circled and

marked prominently for months

it’s only a November day

but I will celebrate it

this day would never come

at least that’s what I thought

I’ve counted days, hours,

the minutes and seconds

it’s only a November day

but I have claimed it as mine

it is my milestone after all

though others may celebrate

within my world it is mine

for me it is extraordinary

it’s only a November day


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on November 24, 2015, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 61 Comments.

  1. This is fun. I think we should all randomly claim a day as our own and possibly celebrate it with family and friends. Happy your day. (Couldn’t fin an appropriate card!)

  2. Happy Birthday ????

  3. Congratulations on your milestone! Is it a birthday?

  4. WOW!! Big Five Oh!! I vaguely remember that day. Congratulations are in order. Remember this; you still have 20 years left on your warranty and the possibility of and extension of 10 more. Hope you keep writing all the way to the next 50.

  5. Happy Birthday and best wishes for continued creativity! 🙂

  6. A very very happy birthday to you! With this significant milestone set, I envision you penning down wiser 🙂 and deeper thoughts here, on your blog, for us follower!

  7. Your day it is, indeed! Happy “you-day”! 😀 More muse to your mind, and ink to your pen. Cheers! 🙂

  8. Happy birthday, John! Beautiful poem. 🙂

  9. Yes, it’s only a November day 🙂 But soon will be December and Xmas spirit will be again with us. And I am sure that it will be a December day poetry 🙂 I wait for it

  10. Thanks for sharing. I thought the poem was about your birthday (I did not read the comments first), but there seemed to be a sad under tone that made me think it could be a different situation. Like the ambiguity of the tone.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday …. it would be so cool if we thought of each day as a re-birth day of sorts. How much more would we appreciate each day? Just a thought I had while reading your poem.

  12. As life starts at 40, you still have a long and productive life in front of you. Hope to enjoy more gems from you in the future.

  13. A happy belated birthday. As life starts at 40, your journey has just begun.

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