Seventy Four Today
by John Smith Williams
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A Synopsis of a family Life
SEVENTY FOUR TODAY
I turned Seventy Four Today
The family came around to say Hip Hip Hurray
There were grandchildren around galore
And some old friends whats more
How the years have passed away,
In a flash or so it seems that way,
It only seems a short time since we were wed,
Forty eight years , if the truth is said.
Years spent together in a busy life,
Of course we’ve had our share of strife,
But good times too as we lived life through,
Surviving all sorts and types of weather ‘tis true .
Children came and we watched them gow,
Four in all, with twins to give joy, although,
At times with emotions mixed, we wondered,
If it was all worth while, but we didn’t go under,
Or surrender hope, when times were grim,
And Beth my wife, hung on through thick and thin,
Raising our brood, until they have taken their place,
As useful members of the human race.
Each one a credit to their mothers care,
And pride , with which I’m glad to share,
With her, as families grow, battles are won,
In much the same way as we had done.
Where have all the years gone so quickly past,
Busy in living ,working, a lifetime through, until , at last,
One can look back and count the bonus years, past three score and ten,
Counting Blessing from the Good Lord accrued, and thank God for them.
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|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|John, I truly liked this one, and by the way, damn, you ARE old, LOL
I guess I should say congradulations, Happy Birthday, belated or condolances, just kinda covering all bases here, LOL! Peace, ED & rufuz (w00f)...oh & Kay below is the other person I talked about as being from AussieLand!
|Reviewed by Tami Ryan
|Beautiful write, John! Happy Belated!
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|Happy Birthday, John! Have a wonderful joyous day and night! May you have many, many more good ones!|
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds to me like you had a very enjoyable time. There is nothing as precious as spending special moments with family and friends. I wish you many more moments and many more birthdays to share with us all! ~SH~|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
|~Happy Birthday John~
You have a beautiful family..
I wish you many more birthdays
and a life of joy and happiness.
Enjoyed this write!
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
and happy birthday John
what a life you seem to have had
through the good and bad
you're shining like a super sun.
Good on ya John.
you're 'The Don'
hip hip hooray
You seem to thrive
on being alive
I take my hat off to your 'Drive'
it says so much about you,
the way you do the things you do.
and sparkling through
and what's more
you're loyal too,
Three cheers for you.
hoorah hoorah hoorah!!!
Happy birthday John old son
your this July's special one,
and I wish for you fourty more
to on to your seventy four.
Your poetry says to me
that you're a honey bun
and so old mate
I now must state
Tell that family of yours that I said they have to give you a great big hug
from me to you
and from all your fans too
of whom there are many.
Best wishes always