Today is my birthday. I wanted to find a poem that reflected my feelings. Please read it all the way through!

Another year has passed

And we’re all a little older.

Last summer felt hotter

And winter seems much colder.

I rack my brain for happy thoughts,

To put down on my pad,

But lots of things, that come to mind

Just make me kind of sad.

I used to look forward to Christmas Day.

But now the bills I can not pay.

There was a time not long ago

When life was quite a blast.

Now I fully understand

About ‘Living in the Past’

We used to go to friends’ homes,

Football games and lunches.

Now we go to therapy, to hospitals,

And after-funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers,

From parties that were gay.

Now we suffer body aches

And sleep the night away.

We used to go out dining,

And couldn’t get our fill.

Now we ask for doggie bags,

Come home and take a pill.

We used to travel often

To places near and far.

Now we get backaches

From riding in the car.

We used to go out shopping

For new clothing at the Mall

But, now we never bother…

All the sizes are too small.

That is how life is,

And now my tale is told.

So, enjoy each day and live it up…

Before you’re too darn old!


About scribedscribbles

Like most people, I hate filling out profile pages. Who am I? Well, I’m a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I’m also an intellectual, an introvert, a night owl, and a bookworm. I work with struggling readers and overachievers, ages 11 to 15. I take care of students, a cat, two rabbits, friends, and my husband. I enjoy geocaching, reading, volksmarching, gardening, crocheting for charity, lecturing, science fiction, learning, and teaching. My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. I am judgmental, dyslexic, sweet, overweight, graying, short, generous, loving, supportive, and chronically early to meetings. I’m afraid of snakes, putting my head underwater, heights, depths, and failure.

3 responses »

  1. Hey, happy birthday. I hope it’s a good one!

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