Linda A. Racaniello

Linda was born in Connecticut, USA in 1966 and is married. A writer all kinds of LIFE poetry, Linda also pens specialty poems and invites requests from folk who may like a personalized poem for or about their hero. Most of her writings are included on the website under the nickname Com4rtablyNumb.


What is a birthday
a celebration of one’s birth
like we celebrate Jesus
Christmas day here on earth

But who am I to be honored
just another person taking up space
a heart and soul that’s empty
but part of the human race

No I didn’t get a card
there wasn’t a birthday cake
I didn’t go out to dinner
I didn’t eat a steak

It’s just a day in passing
no one remembered my day
not mom or dad or a friend
everybody went their own way

Just one day older than before
another notch farther on the knife
so here I sit at my computer
contemplating what is my life

No pity please I want none
as I sit and write in the dark
words that I hear first in my head
poems that are my mark

Tomorrow is a new day
the wind will blow
I will be another day older
that much I know