Tick the box for yet a year
cheer for all the new beginnings;
sing the things for all that’s over
slur intoxicated; dance
and don’t look back for my forgiveness.
Mess you hair and pout your lips;
sip champagne; It’s all on me.
See — it’s only once I’m fiftyseven
Enjoy yourself, don’t look ahead.
A little silly poem for Angie at toads. Next week it’s my birthday so I thought this would fit the prompt. This is also 55 words so I link up to hedge’s 55.
Ah, to be 57 again! You capture the spirit of that fleeting time well, Bjorn. What fun can you have anyway if you don’t mess your hair? Thanks for doing it in 55, and have a kickass weekend(and birthday.)
Thank you… Birthday is next week. 🙂
Please, have some champagne and dance–and I’ll enjoy imagining it. 🙂
Every birthday should be it’s own joy. I hope you party just the way you like it for yours. Do take pictures–messy hair should be shared.
Now I have an intense need to sing this poem.
I’d love to be 57 again……..have a wonderful year!
Another year behind you, another year ahead…
All the best for a happy birthday, Björn.
Thanks for your 57 cents Bjorn:) Your response was so cute and by paring it down to 55 words was perfect. that art too! I like that you warn us to not look ahead. that’s good advice. today has enough (trouble) of its own. So happy birthday to you…so many men in my life having birthdays right about now. Hip hip hooray. Thanks for playing
Thing about birthdays, I luv each one a little better. So i’m not looking back to 57 i’m looking ahead to Feb11th.
thanks for dropping by my blog Bjorn
Happy birthday. Fifty seven was a while ago for me.
I hope you celebrate your birthday as much as your poem does, if not more. It just wouldn’t do for your verse to be better than you. Plus for your best to be worse!
Nearly fifty-seven (!), you young thing you – it’s not right!
Remember that on your birthday, you are only one day older than the day before – not one year, one day.
Love your little silly poem and Happy Birthday for next week.
Happy Birthday, Bjorn!!💞 I enjoyed this poem 😀 Beautifully penned.
Hey – you do light hearted well! Enjoy your 57th!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Björn!!
Happy birthday! Hope you have a beautiful celebration. I’m 57, it’s a good age, no complaints. =)
Happy birthday! 😀