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Changing Sky

My  big birthday is coming and I need a sailor’s eye,
With one eye on the calendar,  the other on the sky.

Reserving the park early to hold the celebration
Invitations went to everyone I knew across the nation.

But rain clouds have kept coming and I have begun to fret.
We haven’t had two days  of sun in a succession yet.

I thought that it was safe to plan for a birthday in July,
But rain clouds have chased summer in the ever changing sky.

One day of sun, six days of rain have been a normal week.
Clouds are forming up again, this moment as I speak.

I am surprised that I have made it to the age of ninety-five.
July 7th bring the sunshine please, to cheer that I’m alive.

June 23, 13

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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Praying for sunshine for you, Joyce Oh my you have reached such a grand age. Sending birthday hugs, SuZ

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:03:00 AM
    so whimsical and poignant I hope you get your dry sunny day finely penned Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
    Congrats...What`s your secret to longevity

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Joyce, a wonderful write and my congrats on reaching 95. Love reading your poems best to you in the contest~ Caryl