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Quote, May 10, 2011

Posted by ejmoore510 7 (My Page) on
Tue, May 10, 11 at 5:07

Let us have birthdays every day,
(I had the thought while I was shaving)
Because a birthday should be gay,
And full of grace and good behaving.
We can't have cakes and candles bright,
And presents are beyond our giving,
But let lt us cherish with delight
The birthday way of lovely living.

For I have passed three-score and ten
And I can count upon my fingers
The years I hope to bide with men,
(Though by God's grace one often lingers.)
So in the summers left to me,
Because I'm blest beyond my merit,
I hope with gratitude and glee
To sparkle with the birthday spirit.

Let me inform myself each day
Who's proudmost on the natal roster;
If Washington or Henry Clay,
Or Eugene Field or Stephen Foster.
oh lots of famous folks I'll find
Who more than measure to my rating,
And so thanksgivingly inclined
Their birthdays I'll be celebrating.

For Oh I know the cheery glow:
Of Anniversary rejoicing;
Let me reflect its radiance so
My daily gladness I'll be voicing.
And though I'm stooped and silver-haired,
Let me with laughter make the hearth gay,
So by the gods I may be spared
Each year to hear: "Pop, Happy Birthday."

Birthdays by Robert William Service


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RE: Quote, May 10, 2011

ej; that poem was just beautiful and
very profound in its' happy glow.
Thank you for cheering up my coffee cup and sore back!

I hope you have a really good day!
KJ


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RE: Quote, May 10, 2011

Service did lots of good ones. Steve in Stevens County.


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RE: Quote, May 10, 2011

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Tue, May 10, 11 at 9:26

That one hit the spot! Thank you!


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RE: Quote, May 10, 2011

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Tue, May 10, 11 at 17:44

Great poem-- one to think about every morning and be thankful for another day.


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RE: Quote, May 10, 2011

Great poem and I agree totally. No matter what else is going on, we celebrate birthdays.


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