INTRO: 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 my readers who turn sixty this year, and congratulations on reaching this milestone in your life. Beverley Joy
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. All Rights Reserved.
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