What, You’re Turning 60?

It was a beautiful Queensland sunny spring day by the seaside when I wrote this poem for my brother who celebrated (or was it commiserated haha) his big six zero birthday. Family, friends and pets laughed, sang and barked their way through the celebration party. Happy birthday to all of my readers who turn 60 this year, and congratulations on reaching this milestone in your life. Beverley Joy

What, You’re Turning 60?Podcast

Oh Brother, sister, friend, you’re turning sixty this year

What can you do to stem the tide of youth

It’s drifting out, never to come back

Oh dear, where to from here?


As the sands of time shift under your feet

The sea breeze sprays those blue thoughts away

And you’re reminded of the reason that you’re here

Your cherished family and children, so dear.


Your mature age need not rattle the cage

Of your mind as it struggles to remember the date

We join in the celebration song

To the creaks and groans that now sing in your bones.

Beverley Joy © 2019 of Simply Story Poetry

You can listen to all my poems on several podcast platforms here

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