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My 86th Birthday

Another Birthday…another year
They seem to be coming
Much faster I fear!
The Sands of time are flowing
Spring and Summer have run their course
Fall has shed her brilliant leaves
Winter’s fury has no remorse
The years fly by so quickly
The Bird of Youth has flown away
Our springs were squandered blithely
As have our summer’s play
Autumn’s sun is fading
A little more each day
An early frost reminds us
Winter is on the way

Winter is upon us
Ledgers to be read
How can we rewrite the wrongs
And repair them before we’re dead?
Will we look back upon our seasons
Spent with nary a thought
Or know that we were mindful
Of the lessons we were taught
The winter of our birthdays
Should be cherished all the more
For we never know how many
We might have in store
The hands of time keep ticking
Always softly…never bold
One day the bells will ring
Will we be ready when they toll?

Copyriwht©2014 Beatrice Boyle
(All rights reserved)

Grandma Bea

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The following comments are for "My 86th Birthday"
by Beatrice Boyle

Happy Birthday

OK I just looked in "After" seeing other things on the WWW ref your birthday....

the bit about

How can we rewrite the wrongs
And repair them before we’re dead?

Not going to worry too much about that Bea, for every mistake I made I am an angel from Heaven compared to those destined for Hells Fires and I am led to believe that even the "Good Girls" that got to Heaven before me have all been earmarked to wait on "Suicide-Bombers" I will just have to stick around a couple more years and re-think my plans...

The problem with getting old and the new fangled computer age is it is easy to get caught up in the mass of information that was not available in earlier years...... but like money.....Ya cant take it with you when you go..... so keep it to the bits you enjoy and sack off all the doom and gloom bits that flows out of the vile mouths of politicians and news reporters.

Cant do nothin about the weather and seasons just put on a warm coat and enjoy the changes.

Personally I wouldn't change much I ever did..... just at times I reckon I was shooting at the wrong people..... Though to rephrase a well known saying....

She who pays the soldier calls the shots.

Hope you have recovered from the Birthday Celebrations XXX

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: January 18, 2014 )

All Grandmas are perfect
Happy Birthday, Bea!
I think you kept your lessons learned better than most. As far as re-writing goes, well I think at most your "wrongs" just need a little editing. No need for major re-write, when so many love the contents of your life just as is. I hope you're just as pleased with yourself. You'll be fine as long as you don't misplace your satisfaction.
In my own quiet way, I celebrate you and the day you were born.

( Posted by: Poeteye [Member] On: January 19, 2014 )

Thanks Eric
As the ole weather man said..."can't do much about the weather...'cept tell you what to expect"...The season's change whether we want them to or I'll just have to accept them...sunny or stormy and go with the flow!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 21, 2014 )

As always...thank you James!
Thanks James for all your support over the years...there aren't too many of us left now. Have been trying to arrange a reunion of sorts of all our old friends...Facebook has lured most of them I'm afraid...but I know there is still a soft spot for Lit in all their we'll see!

I enjoy seeing all the newest poets contribute and comment now. Hope we ALL get together and interact as we once did...we spawned many a new published poet ...and I'm sure that will always continue. LOVE that you are still here!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 21, 2014 )

belated greeting, Bea

Cento di questi giorni.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: March 12, 2014 )

Thanks Bobby!
Thanks Bobby...I'm aiming for at least that...100 years or MORE! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: March 14, 2014 )

Happy Birthday Last Year

Looks like I missed this one so let me be the first to wish you a Happy Birthday this year! I look forward to reading your new creation for this one....


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: January 7, 2015 )

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