Thursday, May 03, 2007

Turning The Big SEVEN O......

On Friday, May 4th, I will be turning 70. Here are some thoughts about the occasion.
"When Will I Be Old"?
When I was three, it seemed to me
I simply could not comprehend,
The ancient age of twenty-three...
(Or any age past six.)
Of course, when all the years between
Had passed, and twenty-three arrived,
I realized I wasn't old at all,
But youth personfied.
And somewhere down the distant road,
Lay forty-three, the sunset age of life.
When "young" was truly past,
and "old" was firmly fixed, I thought.
But at forty-three, you see,
I scratched my head in disbelief....
Because I knew I wasn't old,
And youth was still at hand.
Aha! Sixty-three! Yes, Sixty-three.... That's when I'll be old beyond recall
At last the truth had dawned on me.
A man's not old 'till sixty-three.
Will I be old at eighty-three?
Most likely not, you see.
If I should reach that golden age....
Still young at heart I'll be!

"TO ME"





8 comments:

Marci said...

CLara, I hope you have a VERY HAPPY and BLESSED birthday!!!

dot said...
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dot said...

I wish there was a way to fix a mistake without deleting the post.

Clara, Hope you have a happy birthday! And many more!

Rachel said...

Oh Clara,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CLARA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,

And many more........

I hope it's truly a lovely day filled with joy and happiness and blessings galore!!

Moobear said...

I wish a Happy Birthday to a very dear friend! May you have many more!

Rachel said...

Today is your big day!! I hope it's a happy one for you!!

Teresa said...

Clara, Happy Birthday. I hope you have the best birthday ever! Eat some cake for me.

AF said...

Clara,
I know I´m a little late, but I wish all the best for you. It´s so beautiful to be 70!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Andréa
(your friend from Brazil)