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On My Birthday
by Edward Phillips

Sunday, January 09, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This may be sung to the melody of "I am 16 going on 17..."

On My Birthday
 
I’m getting old, and I know it’s true
Cause numbers don’t lie, and neither do you.
My gait is unsteady, my brain is like mush
And whenever I pee, there’s never a gush.
 
But…I am 73 going on 74
I’ll tell you why that’s so nice
Eager young girls with flowing young curls
Still offer me lots of spice…Not!
 
Still…I am 73 going on 74
The whole world is now my stage
I can be brave and I can be strong
I don’t have to act my age.
 
Cause…I am 73 going on 74
And life is all about me
I know it’s true cause lookin’ at you
Reminds me of what not to be.
 
Yes…I am 73 going on 74
Now here’s what it’s all about ~
Lift up your chin and strike up the band!
The lights all too soon will go out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Robert Johnson 9/3/2012
Very nice. Each section stands on its own yet they combine into a nice story.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/8/2012
This isn't what I meant about numerical structure. I was thinking about acrostics and other poetic structures that are more numerical than literal.

You give a number of good reasons for aging gracefully. I, however, still find young chicks attracted to me, if only in a fatherly way. The older chicks get a little more romantic.

Ron
Reviewed by pat medlin 3/7/2011
so glad i found you now i'm moving on to 'we met inparadise'...and richard needs to think bigger than 10 more years of keeping his wits...methinks...pat
Reviewed by Richard King 1/9/2011
Edward, great job. My first belly buster of the day. Also my first time reading your work. Iíll be back and I'll be checking out your other works. I'm 66 peeking at 67 and hoping to retain my wits, sense of humor and health for another 10 years or so. Your poem gives me hope.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/9/2011
Happy Birthday sweet man...your still a baby LOL age is nothimg but a number....stay safe and well and remember keep smiling OK...Hugsss



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