Birthday

Tomorrow I shall be forty-nine.
There will be wine
No doubt
And I shall go about
With a smile, for I am not fifty yet.
But you can safely bet
That when I reach that half-century stage
I shall conveniently forget
(For memory fails with age),
And on 6 January twenty-nineteen say
“I am 49 today!”.

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17 thoughts on “Birthday

  1. Mick Canning

    Now that we’re here,
    We hope there is beer….

    Many happy returns, Kevin, young man.
    And I trust, thinking about the wording of your poem, that this year isn’t another 49th birthday!

    Reply
    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, Mick! There will certainly be beer, in the pub prior to going on to my favourite Indian restaurant where we shall have wine with the meal. This year I am, indeed 49, although (as I say in my poem) I may stay at that age for some years to come!

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