Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ode to my 40th Birthday

Ode To My 40th Birthday

When I was a child
I had it in my head,
That if I reached FORTY,
I'd be SO old, maybe dead!

Surely I'd be wrinkled,
Gray-headed and decrepit.
One foot half-way in the grave,
And a preacher at the pulpit.

So imagine my vexation
When I woke up on this day,
To find that I am still alive!
"Oh JOY and happiness!" I say.

Now as I aged and time went by,
The 40 -mark had neared.
And the closer that mark came to me,
"Old at 40" disappeared!

Although sometimes I feel my age,
Many times I DO feel older!
Of course I don't LOOK that old,
(I say over my shoulder).

But truth be told I do feel blessed
To have as many years
As I have had in this ol' life,
With its trials, joys and fears.

I have traveled some, though not enough;
I have loved and lost and grieved.
I have accomplished many things
But have more tricks up my sleeve!

So Happy Birthday, self, I say,
And go out on the town.
Just make sure you have your cane
Lest you fall and dent your crown!


Karen Mortensen said...

That was cute. Happy Birthday.

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday!!

Rachel said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays :o)

Renee Ann said...

Love it! Happy Birthday!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Patty Ann said...

That was funny!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful birthday!! You totally deserve it.