On My Eighty Fourth Birthday

How long does it take

To reach eighty four

Does it all depend

On the calendar

Or is the evidence

Found in the ritual

Of the predictability of time

A sequential pattern in space

Or in a gentle breeze

That carries memories and songs

And the shadowy substance of being born

An epilogue to my family and friends:

Treasure today

Profit from yesterday

Invest wisely in tomorrow


Ted Goodell

May 2017


2 thoughts on “On My Eighty Fourth Birthday

  1. Such a beautiful tribute not only to your 84th birthday, but to all the words living and breathing in your 84 year old mind! Love, E-wing nut


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