RINGS AROUND THE SUN

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It Was A Birthday Gathering
With Cake And Lots Of Candles
Blazing On Top Of It
Waiting To Be Blown Out
By Me

We Had A Fire Extinguisher
On The Ready

I’m Not The Biggest Fan
Of Birthdays
Marking Another
Ring Around The Sun

But, I’m Always Happy
To Have A New Birthday
It’s Actually
My Wish Every Year,
To Have Another One

You’re Only As Old
As You Feel, They Say
And I Feel Really Good
Yet The Truth Comes ‘Round
A Little Harder On That Day
Reminding Me
That My Trips
Around The Sun
Are Dwindling

The Road Ahead
Is Shorter Than
The Road Behind

The Day Is A Pensive
Reminder Meant
To Focus One’s Attention
On The Fact That
“Life Is Too Short
To Be Anything
But Happy”!!

And As I Pondered
That Thought
I Rejoiced At All
The Blessings
I’ve Been Given
And Then Blew Out
The Candles

Copyright © 2018 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Righrs Reserved

Inspired From Dorinda Duclos’ Presentation Of Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge For November 19, 2018 With The Words – Celebrate And Number

14 thoughts on “RINGS AROUND THE SUN

    1. My Dear Sona!!! You are just the sweetest, ever!! Thank you so much for all your many, many views and beautiful and sweet comments that always make this Little Ol’ Poet’s days!! I appreciate your love of my words and me!! It makes my heart so happy!!! Blessings to you, Dearest Friend!!! I, along with all who read your works, Love You Too!!!
      xoxoxo

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        1. You are so great at inspiring me!! I’m guessing you are like me and didn’t remember giving me that same advice in a comment back in Spring/Summer 2017??? Well, write more is easier when you leave me seeds of inspiration! LOL!
          xoxoxo

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    1. Well, said My Friend!!! Every morning with your feet on the floor is a blessing indeed! So appreciate your view and comment, Mike!! Hope you are headed to a great Birthday Celebration! That is a great milestone! Mine was just three score and ten!

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