I'm 58

by Brenda   Mar 11, 2021


Today I'm fifty-eight...
Yippee, hurray
what?
wait....
Fifty-eight!!!!
Is that right?
Did those years
fly by last night?
Wasn't I just
forty-eight?
My hair now has
more Grey than brown,
I think I've shrunk
a bit
which puts me
closer to the ground...
But my mind
is still sound-
well, I think it is-
the voices
in my head
assure me this is so...
So there you go!
I don't feel
middle-aged-
but according to science
I've passed that by too!
I have children
that are grown-
my wild oats
have been sown-
not quite ready
to go quietly
into the night...
I still love fast cars
heavy metal
driving through the night
music blaring
gazing at stars...
I love to wander
and wonder the world
so much to learn
I yearn
for more time...
I feel at fifty- eight
I've only
begun to live-
So yippee, so hurray!
It really is
my birth day today!

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  • 5 months ago

    by Abstract Poet

    Happy Belated birthday Brenda!
    I like this poem it was good
    It put a smile on my face.

    -Abstract Poet

    • 5 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much!

  • 6 months ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Happy birthday, Brenda
    your age is in the mind
    remember all those benders
    and those you're still to find

    ((hugs)) xx

    • 6 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Michael! I will always be young at heart.

  • 6 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light...

    Sorry, Brenda, but your piece really did make me laugh. Wonderful stuff. Dylan Thomas would be proud.

    By the way, check your email.

    All the best.

    • 6 months ago

      by Brenda

      Oh don't apologize Ben! It was written tongue in cheek. I plan on raging all the way. Btw, the group Rage Against The Machine was supposed to tour last year and Covid canceled all that, bah! I'm glad it made you laugh...I did check my email! Thank you!!!!

  • 6 months ago

    by Walter

    I love this attitude to life! And you will never grow old as long as you keep believing in this.
    Happy Birthday Brenda :)

    • 6 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Walter! I don't plan on growing old lol

  • 6 months ago

    by M.Useless

    Very nice. Light hearted and funny. A very pleasant and enjoyable read. I could relate to most lines, but especially loved, “closer to the ground”. With each passing year I realize gravity is not my friend. Thanks for sharing.

    • 6 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much! Yeah, my kids think it's funny I've shrunk some. Gravity is definitely not our friend lol.

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