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Sir Paul

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Sir Paul

I was a “Paul” girl, back in the day;
That’s how we defined ourselves then.
I knew that he’d love me if we’d only met,
But that seemed more an “if” than a “when.”

I never attended a concert of his –
Neither solo nor Beatles nor Wings;
Yet I’m sure I remember the lyrics and tunes
Of the bulk of the songs that he sings.

Since today is his birthday (my brother’s, as well),
I reflect on a very strange fact – 
At a recent performance by Sir Paul himself,
The arena was not fully packed.

As time marches on, many young folks don’t care
That the Beatles were practically gods;
So McCartney now plays to a non-sold-out house – 
I would never have bet on those odds!

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  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:43:00 PM

    We have a saying where i grew up, ilene ,"every dog has it's day" guess that applies to even Paul McCartney,,, but he as really done us all here on soup a favour, he being he, got you to compose a wonderful poem...

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 10:45:00 AM

    Yesterday, all those screming girls have gone away. Came back Moms because I still can play. Oh the vocals strain, what can I say. Yesterday is not today. :) I feel the need to say, his vocals are still pretty strong. He is 70 after all. :) Most of us would take his today anyday. :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:45:00 PM

    So he was in New York? yes, I would have loved to have been there seeing him. And that would be neat to go there with a fun lady like you who appreciates those oldies but goodies!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:54:00 PM

    - A secret Ilene: (He was my dream too) - Nice poems to remind the : "old the boys"! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)