How Old!

Goldfinch60



Well today is the day,

I have reached seventy five,

Seventy five years since that day,

Since that day I was born

Three quarters of a century ago..

In all those years I have had a good life,

Those forty seven years and one month

Working my heart out

And enjoying my working life.

Nearly forty years with my wife

Until that dreaded dementia took her,

Took her a few years ago.

And now with my lover

With a love so strong.

I have had a good life

And intend to keep it that way

For eternity and beyond.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 6th, 2023 01:08
  • Comment from author about the poem: I am 75 years old today, 6th October
  • Category: Special occasion
  • Views: 1
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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Comments7

  • Saxon Crow

    Happy birf d old man. I off to work hard and pay for your pension and lovely life. Enjoy! X

    • Goldfinch60

      Yes keep paying your taxes SC. Thank you.

      Andy

    • 2781

      You have earned it.
      May all your days be filled with joy,
      Happy, happy! birthday boy.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you 2781,.

        Andy

      • orchidee

        Happy Birthday Gold. 5 million and 2 years?!
        It's also your birthday on 10th June on here. lol. The 6/10 US date format.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Orchi.
          Yes they could never get it right!

          Andy

        • LIZ

          Happy soul day!! I hope you're celebrating with your love!!! 🍾

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you LIZ, yes I certainly will be celebrating with her.

            Andy

          • Pop64

            Sounds like you had and still have a wonderful life. Sadness comes and sadness goes, replaced by happiness again. A lovely write!

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Michael, tes I have had, and am having, a very good life.

              Andy

            • arqios

              Bon anniversaire!

              • Goldfinch60

                Merci CB.

                Andre LOL

              • L. B. Mek

                Oh fate's mercies be kind
                I would have been so gutted
                If I had read this a week from now or something
                yey! (making it all about me, as usual)πŸ™„
                I'm going to open a bottle to help you celebrate and toast
                this amazing occasion
                in a cherished friend's life
                a milestone to wax lyrical about
                but your poetry already has!!
                You've made my day, Andy!
                I'm so humbled to consider you a friend
                Hope you and your family have a GREAT day
                and weekend
                to your good health
                and 75 more returns!!!!!!!!!!!
                cheers 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»
                stay Blessed! πŸ™
                So fckin Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
                (sry)

                • Goldfinch60

                  So very kind my friend, much appreciated. We will have a wonderful weekend.

                  Andy



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