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I turn sixty-one this year
sixty-one…hard to believe 
cuz I don’t feel 
a day older than 

at twelve got me a paper route
first real job if you don’t count
picking raspberries with my sister
twelve bucks a month I owned the world

at eighteen got my diploma
and an invitation to be
all that I could be…or a commie
chose to go to school get edjicated

at twenty nine married the 
girl of my dreams proposed after 
four days..she was crazy enuf to say yes
every day a dream til she passed away

at forty eight I swooned the world
rode more planes than I can count
a mover and a shaker I was
gonna be a king of the hill

at fifty nine  laundry place
gave me a  seniors discount 
whispering it was our little secret
thing is I  ain’t pressed for time  anymore

at sixty one I live by the sea
own  house own  beach own teeth
beer in the fridge..for a rainy day
enjoy a Cuban cigar thinking about

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  1. Date: 4/7/2010 11:09:00 PM
    hey, i remember you saying something about this, it's really cool. anyone with a childish side, in a good way, are one of the best kind of people on earth. great write. -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 7:28:00 PM
    love it, you nailed it on the head, everything really seems like it just happeded yesterday doesn't it

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 9:41:00 AM
    Seems like of life with no regrets and that is the way it should be. I had fun reading this one, especially stanza 3, the way you spelled "educated" and a sense of sadness from reading stanza 4. A very nice write. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.