Count Down, A Birthday Poem

Count Down

Once again it’s birthday time

Turning sixty, but won’t whine

Have my health, and friends galore

With all this can’t ask for more

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Sixty is the new thirty

Let’s get real, down and dirty

The clock now is counting down

‘fore get too young must paint town

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Sixty is the new thirty

When seventy turn twenty

Even eighty will be fine

But ninety is diaper time

June Nash

Poem about Happy Birthday to Me

Birthday

Turning 60, or is it 59.

There is a birthday and I think it’s mine.

I’ll celebrate, party, have a great time.

Don’t send condolences in a letter.

I like my age, every year gets better!

Glad not return behind the ears wetter.

Of advantages I can think of three.

Anywhere, with confidence, wander free

Nothing, any more, seems to bother me.

Faces or names, never could remember.

Of an excused group I am now member.

Doused, my memory, a burning ember.

No longer must I work 40 hours.

I have a choice, read, relax, tend flowers,

Or see the world.  This freedom empowers.

When it is my birthday, I shall opine

This day is not dark, I am feeling fine.

Let’s celebrate, party, have a great time.

–                             – June Nash

This is a repost from an earlier date.  Since it is my birthday weekend, I decided to post it again.

Birthday-Poem

It won’t be my birthday for another month yet.  I was thinking about it though.

Here is my poem.

Birthday

Turning 60, or is it 59.

There is a birthday and I think it’s mine.

I’ll celebrate, party, have a great time.

Don’t send condolences in a letter.

I like my age, every year gets better!

Glad not return behind the ears wetter.

Of advantages I can think of three.

Anywhere, with confidence, wander free

Nothing, any more, seems to bother me.

Faces or names, never could remember.

Of an excused group I am now member.

Doused, my memory, a burning ember.

No longer must I work 40 hours.

I have a choice, read, relax, tend flowers,

Or see the world.  This freedom empowers.

When it is my birthday, I shall opine

This day is not dark, I am feeling fine.

Let’s celebrate, party, have a great time.

–                             – June Nash