I Had a Shower Today.

I had a shower today,

In my life I regularly take them,

Whether I need them or not.

There are those special days,

The first one was at thirteen,

Reaching my teenage years.

Then there was twenty one,

The key of the door became mine.

Every birthday with a zero on the end,

Was special as well,

And a thorough shower was had.

Then there was the sixty fifth,

Where work was washed away.

And now there is today,

Another special day,

Where I will have another shower,

My seventieth shower.


  • Michael Edwards

    Congratulations Andy - a special day indeed - I got there five years ago and saving up for some more soap for my next shower in five years time - enjoyed the fun write.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Michael - it was a good day.

    • orchidee

      Happy Birthday wishes Gold. But with the date system on here, your birthday is 10/6, not 6/10. Is that your 'official' birthday, like the Queen?!
      A comedy film had a line 'Everything in moderation; I never overdo things; I take a bath once a year!'

      • Goldfinch60

        Once a year is good enough whether you need it or not.

      • Laura


        So you take a shower once a year? I just want to make sure you have plenty of champagne to shower with!
        🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 🚿 ☺️

        Have a wonderful birthday

        My love to Joyce and to you!


        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you so much Laura, and thank you for the champagne, it can be difficult sometimes to get the champagne bubbles to go down the plughole.


          • Laura


          • dusk arising

            Congratulations on surviving so many challenges. Can't say you've made it look easy but at least we're not reading about you in the papers!
            Long may you continue to shower!

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you da, I do intend to have many more showers.

            • Crystal Hope

              Lol. A great piece. :)

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Crystal, just a bit of fun.

              • FineB

                Happy Birthday Goldfinch60.

                An enchanting, lovely poem.

                Keep writing

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you FineB, much appreciated.

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  HI UNCLE MIKE ~ I can hear the 33 playing on my Granddads wind up phonograph. I had a shower today for no apparent reason. Missed my pre-shower massage from ANGELA ! Loved the POEM ~ Yours BRIAN ~ Love from Angela & I to JOYCE 🧑😎🧑😎

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Fred, I hope your message came through from Angela.

                  • Jooles

                    Happy birthday

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