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

8 thoughts on “RINGS AROUND THE SUN

  1. Happy birthday, my dear friend Chuck 🙂
    And may you celebrate your birthday till the coming 20-30 years in a good healthy condition, my friend 🙂
    May happiness and love accompany you all the time
    In thankfulness to our life-giver, to God.
    From heart to heart

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    1. Ahh, Didi!!! You are such an Awesome Friend! Thanks so much for the kind and sweet birthday wishes, My Friend! Yes, I’m wishing the same for you as my birthday wish tonight – Health, Happiness and Love! Bless you, Dear Didi!!

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      1. Thanks a lot, dear Chuck 🙂
        I lift my glass to your health and wealth – not a glass of alcohol, as I do not drink any alcohol, but friends call me sometimes “milk boy”… – LOL
        May all your good wishes come true, my friend 🙂
        All the best

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    1. Thanks so much for the Hippy Birthday wish! I loved it!! You have a special touch for cracking me up! I’m old enough to remember those birthdays! Wishing you the same wish as mine tonight – Health, Happiness and Love!! Thanks again, David!


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