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happy sixtieth birthday

August 8, 2015, North Hatley, QC

 

Happy birthday <3

happy sixtieth birthday

© 2018 punkie

happy sixtieth birthday

© 2018 punkie

 

you lay on the ground
turning blue and not red
your heart had stopped pumping
we thought you were dead

your breath when it came
was in fits, chokes and gasps
the grim reaper it seemed
would have the last laugh

but you beat all the odds
surpassed expectations
made staying alive
an unheard of sensation

it wasn’t your time
the proof is you’re here
counting your blessings
poo poohing our fear

now that you’re sixty
that stuff’s all behind
the world is your oyster
with pearls sweet to find

sun rises and sets
stars shining above
fishes to catch
a good woman to love

what more could a man
want or desire?
except perhaps sitting
by a wilderness fire

the future is hidden
a cloaked destiny,
who knows? you could grow
to like CBC!

the pace might slow down
’til you strengthen and heal
but things all considered
it’s one helluva’ deal

for your birthday you got
the very best gifts:
family and friends all around
and some life yet to live

 

XOX Susan

 

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