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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: 7/10/2013 9:11:00 AM

    This is such a creative piece. So real though I'm sure it contains some fiction. We have had abnormal amts. of rain for July too here in S. Indiana. Hope your day went off well, I celebrated mine in Wisconsin on the 3rd and it was gorgeous cool day but dry. We wore jackets on our sunset cruise. Best of luck in the contest, this is a winner in my book. PS: thanks for the recent comments on my posts.

  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