My friend Bhatku Singh complained against me.  He said you are playing a partial role as far as Hindi Language and blogging in Hindi is concerned.  On your Birthday i.e. on 10th April 2018 you have written 10 poems in Hindi.  You have not written any poem in Odin  and English.  I know that you are a trilingual blogger but why this partiality?

To tell you frankly I had no answer to this.  Many a times I avoid same topic to be written in three languages.  Translating poems is easy as well as tough too and many a times it depends on the mood also.  Somehow, I didn’t have the mood to translate the few poems written in Hindi to English and Odia.  But I fully agree with my friend Bhatku that some important subjects should be written in all the three languages.

Bhatku went abroad, came just yesterday.  He visited me in the evening with flower bouquet and a beautiful cake.  He forced me to celebrate the Birthday again and demanded that I should write 10 Birthday poems as I was born on 10th of April.  Really I was moved with his demand as well as love and affection to celebrate a belated Birthday in my residence. Again I was surprised.  After few minutes of his arrival the entire gang – Atku, Latku. Khatku and Guru Gyaneshwarji forced into my house to celebrate my Birthday for the second time in a year.  Such things happen rarely, I was really moved.  I don’t know how to thank such good friends. Because of the demand , I have written 10 Birthday Poems in English. They are not the exact translation of what I have written in Hindi.  After each poem there will be one or two quotations related to Birthday also.

So friends, let us enjoy few poems written by me along with the quotations.

Birthday Poem 1:

Giving due importance to my age
Allowed my grey hair to remain grey
You can call me old
But – you cannot make me old
Always – I allowed my heart
To remain young, spirited and bold.


Birthday quotation :

1. A Birthday is just the first day of another 365 day journey around the Sun.  Enjoy the trip….Author unknown.


2. About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age….Gloria Pitzer.


Birthday Poem 2 :

I have started thinking – let me live till 2051
Let me fulfill my unfinished dreams one by one
Money is not required to see dreams
Let me dream to help and fulfill my dreams.
Birthday quotation :

3. Every year on your Birthday you get a chance to start new…Sammy Hagar.


Birthday Poem 3 :

Ordinary man can dream to be extraordinary
Examples we can find in our society
Let our Birthday be the turning point
Let us believe that we can also do wonders in this life.

Birthday quotation :

4. We don’t stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing…G.B.Shaw.


Birthday Poem 4 :

Many of us may vanish in oblivion
Like Birthday come and go and don’t remember anymore
We may not be able to give anything to anyone
But when we get help and advice from others
We can certainly smile and say thank you genuinely.

Birthday quotation :

5. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years…Abraham Lincoln.


Birthday Poem 5 :

Our Birthday will come and go
Our courtesy and behavior is remembered by all
We may not be able to give anything to anyone
But certainly we can give smile to everyone.

Birthday quotation :

6. Age is what you think it is. You are as old as you think you are….Muhammad Ali.


Birthday Poem 6 :

Many people celebrate their Birthday
Birthday of some people are celebrated by others
Whether your Birthday is celebrated or not
Really you do something extraordinary
And confidently declare to the whole world that
“Better you forget me not”.

Birthday quotation :

7. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age…Lucille Ball.


Birthday Poem 7 :

Whether you celebrate your Birthday or not
In the ‘facebook’ your Birthday will be celebrated
Whether you cut a cake or not
You will get best wishes a lot
Your ‘facebook friends’ will cut a cake
And distribute cake digitally to one and all !

Birthday quotation :

8. Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty.  Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old…Franz Kafka.


Birthday Poem 8 :

One who is born, certain to die someday
That particular death day is not known to anybody
Better – let’s don’t worry and be happy
Let us spend our days doing good for self
And make others happy.

Birthday quotation :

9. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional…Chili Davis.


Birthday Poem 9 :

Can I not say – I am a young man of 57 years !
Just 58th year has started for me
Eagerly waiting for the 60th year
To retire from active office life
To start a new innings of creative writing
To give back something to the society.

Birthday quotation :

10. It is lovely when I forget all Birthdays including my own, to find that somebody remembers me…Mark Twain.


Birthday Poem 10 :

It was my Birthday
People were happier than me
How can I forget this day !
It was a day of Love, Blessings
Good wishes and Satisfaction for me.

Birthday quotation :

11. Real Birthdays are not annual affairs.  Real Birthdays are the days when we have a new birth…Ralph Parlette.

12. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are…Stachel Paige.

Bhatku: You are Great!

  • Sincerely I give full credit to Bhatku Singh and company for such a wonderful celebration of my Birthday for the second time in the same month.
  • I immensely thank my friend Bhatku Singh for encouraging me to write these 10 short poems and 13 quotations on Birthday.
  • I could also get a lesson that some important topics should be written in all the three languages as I am a trilingual blogger. The benefit of the topic should go to all the three types of readers.
  • (I request you to please go through the blog related to “Friend and Friendship” written in three languages- English on March28, 2018; Odia on March 21, 2018; Hindi on February 5, 2018.)


 I have entered into the 58th year of my life. I spent my childhood in the village. Now I am serving in a PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) of Government of India for nearly 34 years. I have gathered various types of experience in my life. I have also tried to understand life as a writer, poet, singer, motivator, administrator, blogger etc. Basing on exposure and experience I have written this birthday quote on my birthday ……..


Birthday quotation by me :

13. Every birthday you rediscover yourself. Every day, you reeducate and rededicate yourself to achieve your coveted goal….RATIKANTA SINGH.


How do you like this post including my quotation?

Your suggestions are welcome.. It will certainly encourage me and help me too.



Ratikanta Singh.