Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Birthday Poem





Being Me!
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Because I’m sixty-three today, I’d like to make it clear,
That no one, condescendingly, had better call me “dear”!
I drink..I laugh..I even swear..I dance about with glee,
I might be getting older, but I’m happy to be me!

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The years have left their toll, it’s true, I have a few gray hairs,
And there’s no doubt I’m slower getting up and down the stairs!
But in my heart I’m seventeen, and life is still a blast,
I greet each morn’ with joy renewed, and celebrate the past.
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No canes for me, no rocking chair to glue me to TV.
There’s still so much I need to do, and even more to see.
There’s always one more chance to be who I was meant to be,
To shout out loud that I’m still here…alive, much loved and free!
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I’ll charge ahead and make each day a chance to do my part
To make this world a better place and offer up my heart.
So celebrate today with me, life’s much more than a clock.
Just watch me and I’ll prove to you that sixty-three can rock!

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July 20th, 2010
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10 comments:

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Hey, I can sing it backwards too - Yppah Yadhtrib ot UOY!! Hope is a GREAT one and I'm catching up with you FAST! And you know..we're the new look of the 60's!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love your attitude! Happy Birthday and thank you for your visit!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Rock on, Birthday Girl. Rock on!

Tins and Treasures said...

Happy Birthday, Lynette,
Being sixty something sounds amazing. I love your poem. Do something special for yourself today. Enjoy ~Natalie

Netty said...

A very Happy Birthday Lynette. I love your poem and know exactly how you feel. Annette x

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love your poem and the photo......many happy returns, Lynette.......let us blog on together into the sunset! We boomers so rock!!!!! hee hee.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a great poem and picture, Lynette! Happy, Happy Birthay to you. Do you know, you have the same birthday as my childhood best friend??? We were born four days apart in the same hospital in the same year. You are about my sister's age. :-)

Hope it was a very happy celebration for you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Angela said...

I love it!! I'll be 63 in November and I still rock! or maybe, since I've gotten so fat, I'll roll!!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love this poem!!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love your poem! But I must point out to you that if you have the right sort of personality you have many many more years to be 'young'! I'm nearly eighty and I feel much as you do. I lead a very full social life and I have only a few twinges.Some people are old at forty. Thankfully we are not among them!