A Happy Birthday party, you MIGHT say…..

Doggerel Dave

Notice of absence from Doggerel Dave
Not absent - still here!
Keep Calm and Carry On Poeming. 😂

A friend of mine, Birthday Ninety

Received a card, Happy Eighty.

Hard to know what to make of this:

Could be the sender’s not remiss -

Felt she looks young and spry, that age.

But other factors hard to gauge:

(“There’s no demand for Ninety cards -

All gone by then - forget Regards”).

Further there were some suggestions

Including for example, mentions

Of return to the envelope,

Where perchance one could always hope

A Happy Ten-Year Birthday card

Might total it right – occasion unscarred…..

  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 2nd, 2024 01:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: Not taken too seriously – good time had by all, I'm told.
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  • orchidee

    Will you send Goldfinch and I a 10 millionth birthday card? - our ages! lol.

    • Doggerel Dave

      Dunno about that, me old mate - a quick read of the above should signal a supplier's resistance to the provision of birthday cards for any one other than those who are of fertile age and sexually rampant...... their philosophy relates to a quick increase in the population, which would provide for a greater market....

      • orchidee

        Ohh, I dunno about rampant at my (very old) age! lol. I might swoon.

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      • Teddy.15

        Don't worry about the card just plant the kisses on her dear forehead for each year she has celebrated her birthdays 🌹 so very humbling. ❤️

        • Doggerel Dave

          I think, being practical I may have to print ninety kissy emojis on a (soft) card and plant it on her forehead with a piece of carefully softened blue tac - otherwise I do believe she will be getting a little restless after the 67th or 68th kiss..... But the thought was definitely there, Teddy - Many thanks.
          BTW I wasn't actually at the party - logistically impossible in the large sprawling city that Sydney is at that time of night. We meet up when I spend time with my partner at her place.

          • Teddy.15


          • sorenbarrett

            A great message. When one reaches a certain age years and count are no longer important, or maybe they are as a tribute to how old the person is, Loved the humor in this write but more than this I love the humor in me living as long as I have, it seems a cosmic joke.

            • Doggerel Dave

              Cosmic joke seems about right to me too Soren. Could start ranting (not going to) about the medical quest for longer life, cryonics and so on...

            • Goldfinch60

              You could always send nine ten year old birthday cards.


              • Doggerel Dave

                Now there's some lateral thinking, Andy. But I'm a tightwad - do you know how much those cards cost, irrespective of the years on the front? And next year it will be even worse: Nine ten year cards plus a "Congratulations on your Baby's First Birthday" but without any possibility of a discount.......Not that (reality correction) I had any hand in the purchase or delivery of the poem's subject card.....

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