Another Year Gone;

Another year completed in a life full of love,

That love for life that has been with you forever.

You look back over that life

And see the ups and downs,

The downs can be so sad and melancholy.

But as you look back the ups are so fulfilling

Bringing each new day and each new year

To this place,

This place where you arrive today,

That day of your birthday.

Another year now gone

But still plenty more to come.


  • Teddy.15

    A very Happy 70th to your friend, I suspect she will be thrilled. A lovely day to you all.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Teddy.


    • Saxon Crow

      Ahhhh. Nice one GF

    • SureshG

      May you still be wishing her when she’s 100 or more

      • Goldfinch60

        I certainly hope so Suresh.


      • orchidee

        A fine write Gold.
        I thought it was about me - 'still plenty more to come'. We've had birthdays since at least least before 1066!

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Orchi.

          And thousands of years before that!!

        • Kevin Michael Bloor

          Lovely, reflective composition. I hear it's someone's birthday; Happy Birthday Dude!

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Kevin.


          • Joe Dawson

            She will be over the moon, and your reward a huge slice of cake. Well done. Joe

            • Goldfinch60

              Thanks Joe, that cake is nearly 200 miles away so it may be stale by the time it reaches me. LOL


            • Accidental Poet

              Another trip around the Sun. Great write Andy. Happy birthday to your friend. ; )

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you AP, yes I hope there are many more trips around the sun for all of us.


              • dusk arising

                Happy birthday Golie's friend.
                I shall think of this on my 70th too.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thanks d a, I might be able to do a limerick for your 70th.


                • Andy Hunter

                  Love this poem of the ups and downs of life with renewed hope for the future. AS always, nice writing Andy.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Andy, it is the way life is but we will always rise.


                  • Dove

                    Awe, birthdays are memorable! It’s good that you can remember the good and sad!

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Dave, they are both there in our lives.


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