by thereluctantpoet

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 Β© 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



9 Responses to “RINGS AROUND THE SUN”

  1. Lovely poem
    Tinged with melancholy
    For the rings
    Grow smaller
    The rotations
    But the happiness
    Till all say
    “Happy birthday,
    My friend”

  2. LOL! I loved your inspiration and couldn’t agree with you more! πŸ˜€ ❀

  3. With another birthday passing only days ago, I can relate to the emotions within this piece. Well written.


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