‘Tis the eve of my birthday
One of those birthdays that end in a 0
So for some reason are deemed more significant
Than most other birthdays.
Sometimes birthdays that end in 5 are major hurdles
but not usually until you reach 65
Though 25 is an exception ~
A few others that seem noteworthy are 18, 19, and 21
13 is a milestone, and sweet 16 too
But what about all the other years?
Why are 31, 41, 51 and my next year’s birthday less remarkable?
I have decided that every year and every age is important
And am going to celebrate each and every one as if they ended in O!
(Okay, this writing a poem a day is getting a little long in the tooth—today shows the definite strain of trying to come up with something close to acceptable—but hey, I am still hanging in there, though today it seems only by the skin of my teeth). I am trusting you will not be too hard on me.
Bliss is sometimes putting it out there even if it is not quite up to par — sometimes you have to settle for good enough. Do you agree?