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Seventy one today

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Seventy one today

Seventy one today

Today it is my birthday
I’m turning seventy one
The sun is shining brightly
The morning has begun
I always thought by forty
That I would leave this shell
Maybe I’ll live to eighty
If everything goes well.

In the last ten years or so
I have learned so many things
I’ve learned a lot about happiness
I’ve learned to let my heart sing
I’ve learned a heap of wisdom
By looking at myself
And now I’m on this wondrous site
To spread about my wealth.

I had never found my destiny
I’d been a waste of space
I’d drank and smoked and carried on
I had never lived with grace
But now my life is changing
I’m on the freedom trail
Each day is now so very sweet
I am one happy male.

11 March 2014 @ 0705hrs



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  1. Date: 3/17/2014 11:26:00 PM
    Thank you Donna, you are so kind with your comments....Peter

  1. Date: 3/17/2014 8:45:00 PM
    Ohh..I'm late..but happy birthday on the 11th and the sweetest note from Vera....oh....a tear....sweeeeeetttttt......a very pleasing poem peter

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 1:05:00 PM
    Happy belated Birthday Peter. Sounds like you have opened up a wonderful present with the reflective peace you've found. Peace. :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/17/2014 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert I appreciate your well wishes....Peter
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 6:45:00 PM
    a happy birthday Peter hope you had a wonderful day it is mine on the 21st and spring at long last hugs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/17/2014 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shadow, so you just missed being a fish, and are ram...I appreciate your kind comments....Peter
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 4:26:00 PM
    Happy Birthday, Peter! I hope you have many more wonderful birthdays to follow! I very much enjoyed this poem, Peter. And I like your positive attitude about embracing life and living for today. A terrific write!...Thank you so much for your great comments, as always! :)

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 1:21:00 PM
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER! May you have many more to follow. A positive poem with a hearty outlook on life; enjoy. // paul

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Paul for your good wishes, every day there's something to write about, which makes life so worth while. I appreciate your comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 1:11:00 AM
    Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, may all that you wish for will always come true, I will make sure of that, lovely poem my dear, I am sure when everyone reads this they will know your life in an eggshell..............Luv.................V e.xx......................

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my love, Just being with you makes my wishes come true. No one could ask for more........PETERXXXXX
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 9:44:00 PM
    This is such a tremendous and enlightening write my friend! I have to tell you, for you deserve every bit of this...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you had the best day of your life today! I really enjoyed reading this awesome poem here this evening! What a grandiose piece, Great Work!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russel for all your good wishes. they are very much appreciated. my friend....peter
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:45:00 PM
    Happy birthday!!! All the best for the year ahead. Glad to know you feel blessed....this poem is a testament to that!!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Eileen for your good wishes. They are very much appreciated...Peter
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:38:00 PM
    happy birthday, peter! i hope this is a wonderful day for you and that your happiness will continue in all the years to come. it sure makes for some amazing reading ! best wishes.....ilene

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ilene, for your good wishes, they are appreciated very much....Peter
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:42:00 PM
    Happy Birthday my Friend....Enjoy with a cold one......Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Tim yur good wishes are very much appreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:36:00 PM
    Happy Birthday Peter!!! You make each of our lives richer than this is a great write!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Dave, for your good wishes...peter
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:24:00 PM
    Happy Birthday to you..May this one be the best one up to this point in your life and may each one that follows only get better..Enjoyed reading your very creative work..Thanks for the visit to my page..My garden is not what it once was for I have not been able in several years now to work at keeping it..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Sara for your good wishes. They are very much appreciated....Peter