Another birthday coming up

Reflecting on the past

Through a two-way mirror

Promises that did not last

Holding on to the gains

Thinking of what was lost

Opportunities realized

But wondering at the cost

Playing the game of life

Never losing sight

Always following

The tiny little light

The candle in the dark

Asking questions always

Popping up while

Roving through the maze

Of everyday life

Sometimes happy or sad

Fondly looking forward

To Birthdays still to be had

  • Author: Alfred Peyer (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 22nd, 2017 00:47
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 67
  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.


  • Goldfinch60

    May you follow the light to many more birthdays. Good write.

    • FredPeyer

      Wrote this after my birthday back in April. But thanks so much for your kind wishes. At my age I take it any time!

    • orchidee

      A fine write Fred. You is 21 again, I know!

      • FredPeyer

        According to my wife I am below 10, but that is only in her mind. In my mind I am somewhere in my 50's, but then my body lets me know that I am way off!

      • Frank Prem

        Happy birthday Fred. May you have many more to follow.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks so much Frank! Yes, I count on many more. Want to beat the 100!

          • Frank Prem

            That's the spirit. Only worth it if you're still a poet, though!

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          • sue.evans

            A very positive write - here's to many more birthdays 🎉 🎂 Celebrate in style!

            • FredPeyer

              Mahalo Sue, celebrating in style means a nice supper with good friends and family, a glass of wine (or two), and no more gifts. I already have everything I could possibly want.

            • Michael Edwards

              Happy bday Fred - enjoyable write.

              • FredPeyer

                Thank you so much Michael. While it may have been an enjoyable write, it was not very good. But then, who cares? At my age I can say anything I want!

              • ShannonXx

                A heart warming poem!

                • FredPeyer

                  Thank you Shannon! It doesn't have to be good, as long as it warms the heart! 🙂

                • Louis Gibbs

                  Happy belated birthday, Fred! May you reach your goal of 100.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thank you Louis. I guess I should have posted it on my Birthday, but at my age every day feels like a birthday!

                  • Tony36

                    Great write

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thank you Tony!

                      • Tony36


                      • burning-embers

                        As years roll by its conspiracy have you notced the children dressed as police? Nice one.

                        • FredPeyer

                          Thank you b-e, yes I noticed, one of these dressed up kids gave me a speeding ticket!

                          • burning-embers

                            Why in our day you'd have sent him home and his dad would have given him a good thrashing... things aren't what they used to be....... damned candles bill is getting silly on my cakes nowadays too.

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                          • malubotelho

                            Beautiful writing Fred. Happy totally belated birthday. Today is my older sister birthday. She is turning 76. How do you feel reading your past writing today? I wonder.

                            • FredPeyer

                              Thank you Malu! How do I feel about reading past writing? Most of the time I think I could have improved on it. But overall it is water under the bridge. Better to concentrate on future writing than worrying about past writing.

                              • malubotelho

                                Yes, good answer. I'm just curious because sometimes I read some of my old writes and I still liking it very much. I have a kind respect for it. Thanks for your answer.

                              • docstorm

                                May you have many more. Enjoyed the read, thanks for sharing.

                                • FredPeyer

                                  Thank you so much for your kind comment!

                                • myself and me

                                  Love your attitude to life. Positive, casual. Countless birthday to come.

                                  • FredPeyer

                                    Thank you mam, at my age I better hope they are 'countless'!!!
                                    At least I am not counting the years anymore. Maybe I should rename that day from 'birthday' to just 'happy day'.

                                    • myself and me

                                      Sounds perfect. Got my vote.

                                    • Accidental Poet

                                      A fine write Fred ; )

                                      I once was told
                                      The trick to getting old
                                      Age is all mind over matter
                                      If you don't mind, it don't matter

                                      • FredPeyer

                                        Thank you AP, and I don't mind! The only problem is that in my mind I go: No problem, I can do that. Then my body says: Are you kidding?

                                        • Accidental Poet

                                          Yeah, I do the same thing, only my body's response is, "You can't be serious" LOL.

                                        • WriteBeLight

                                          Happy Birthday Fred and great poem!

                                          • FredPeyer

                                            Well, the birthday was back in April, but only posted the poem now.
                                            Thank you anyway!

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