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  Aging Gracefully, Not
by William Bonilla
Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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Today Is the nightmare I dread all my life,
Which I never thought, I reach,
My "60th Birthday"..... Thank God.

Another glorious day
For me to wake up
Thank God
For another stay
On my "60th Birthday."

What I see, in the morror
Comes with a bit of horror
As I look heaven bound
Towards Zeus.

Without saying a word
I yelled
Why can I age gracefully
Like Gary Grant, Gregory Peck
Of Randoff Scott.

The reflection of me
I see
Is that of a Neanderthal
That God Forgot.

When I was young
I would hear whispers of
"He has the body"
Of a Greek God.

A body carved and chiseled
To perfection
Like, Mars, Mercury
Or Apollo.

But Zeus
Has bestowed, upon me
The body, of a forsaken Greek
Since I've Become
A Computer Geek.

By: William Bonilla

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Reviewed by Christine Morell 5/14/2003
Happy Birthday William!
...and the poem is so witty. I love it.
Reviewed by A PAX 5/14/2003
happy birthday you funny guy!
fdklfjesfjdsfj = laughing fit
oh i love this
Reviewed by Trixie Love 5/14/2003
Oh Happy Birthday Wiliam..
This reminds me of a poem
I wrote awhile back...
"Age With Grace"
It is kind of scary how
fast the time passes by..
I have learned to give
thanks for every single
gray hair and for each
new wrinkle...
I am thankful that I lived
long enough to discover
these gifts...
It's so heartbreaking when
someone so young passes away...
From an illness, accident
or a victim of a drive by

So live it up!!!
This is another mile
stone for you... :)

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/14/2003

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday...dear willllliammmm...

any day you wake up breathing, and above ground, is a great day!

love this write...i identify SO well...fixin' to be 44 next month (but my body's tellin' me it's 108 LOL).

((((((HUGS)))))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 5/14/2003
William, my grandmother used to tell me that every day above ground is a good day. And I know for a fact that each new decade brings greater adventures. Enjoy your birthday, my friend, and many, many more!
Reviewed by Digital Fairy 5/14/2003
Congratulations my friend!

"The body, of a forsaken Greek
Since I've Become
A Computer Geek."

Cracked me up!

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/14/2003
Thanks for the smile and happy birthday, many more to come.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/14/2003
I'm right behind you.
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 5/14/2003
Happy birthday! And think of birthdays this way....another birthday is better than the alternative.. Kerry
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/14/2003
Happy Birthday don't you sit there toooo long..or you will look like "Arnold Swazasomething"...
This was a dood one from you!!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/13/2003
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLWAM!!!and many more to come! This is wonderful!I love a man who can find humour in his age;-)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/13/2003
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 5/13/2003
Hey William, that last line is hilarious. Great Write!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/13/2003
hahahahahaha....poor baby. hahahahahah
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/13/2003
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Funny poem, enjoy yourself! You're in good company!
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 5/13/2003
Happy 60th William!!!

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