POEMS: “Birthday Wishes” by Trina Graves (mother’s birthday)


Birthday Wishes

I would love to shower you in gifts for your special day

To show how much I love you, but what can I say…

Instead of flowers….…I wish you to know the beauty of your soul

Instead of gadgets…….I wish you good health for the rest of your days

Instead of ‘toys’ ….…I wish you joy for the simple things in life

Instead of books…I wish you peace of mind, no matter what befalls

And instead of precious stones…….I wish you love, the greatest gift of all.

Love and Blessings Always

30th October 2008 for my mum’s 70th Birthday

by Trina Graves

Posted with permission from the author

Trina’s newest site is: https://spiritualquotestoliveby.wordpress.com

5 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    What a beautiful poem Trina! and such a lovely gift for your mom! All the gifts you wished for her are the most important ones! Bless you and your family! Love and blessings,Linda. Thank you Amira for posting this poem loved it!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, I agree with you, and it’s a beautiful poem to celebrate all mothers! A beautiful gift from Trina 🙂


    2. Trina Graves says:

      Thank you Linda. Love, Light & Blessings to you and your family too. ❤

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  2. Trina Graves says:

    Bless you Amira for sharing this poem on my mum’s birthday. ❤ As you know, for her 80th I compiled a book for her of the poems and photograph compilations that I have sent her over the years and wrote her a few more poems too. At the front of the book I had the above poem and then I wrote a new one to continue on from it, I thought I'd share it with you here as it wouldn't make any sense by itself.

    More Birthday Wishes

    So here we are again, another decade past
    What gift can I give you better than the last?

    Over those 10 years I’ve set firmly on my path
    In writing words of love, or to make you laugh
    I write because I love to feel the inspiration flow
    But there is a truth I would really like you to know

    None of my poems would ever see the light of day
    If you were not my mother showing me the way
    To live with love and courage to be the real me
    I know you have a strength that many do not see

    Some things have not changed since the words above
    Again I have no fortune to gift you, but my eternal love
    But I know you know the truth: It’s the greatest gift of all
    You’ve taught me this by example since I was very small

    So I give you my words and pictures sent over the years
    Even though many have brought you to emotional tears
    These are my inspirational poems written for or about you
    Than you for all your love and God bless you too


    1. Oh my goodness Trina! It brought me to tears! How so very beautiful! Bless you for the gift you have with words, because as you said “the inspiration just flows”… All my best wishes and blessings for your dear mom! I am sure you are a gift of love and light in her life! There is nothing more beautiful than a relationship bonded in the light of Love! ❤

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