what is time – a birthday poem for damommza

the years flow by but what is time
numbers writ upon the page?
a mumbled curse? a twisted rhyme?
a pretty trap? a gilded cage?
I’ll have no truck with time I vow
no matter what the clocks may say
unless of course it is as now
to wish for you the best birthday!

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  1. To which damommza sent this reply:

    Age does not scare me one bit
    I do not care what time has writ
    to measure time I watch the flow
    of kindness and love from friends, I know
    whose good thoughts shelter me from pain
    sometimes I think they keep me sane
    to whom my heart will e’er belong
    and become one unending song….

    Reply
    • and I replied:

      time is but a weasel tongue
      it creeps around when you are young
      then when at last you come to age
      it storms about in frightful rage
      so take good care and mind the years
      lest you should end your days in tears

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      • damommza

         /  March 15, 2013

        What a wonderful birthday present you have sent!! I hope I am up to the task of still writing them with you when I am well in to my 90s… πŸ˜€ {{{{{{{sun}}}}}}}}}}

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        • It was a pleasure, though I had no idea where I was going when I came up with the first line πŸ˜€ I hope you had a good good day πŸ˜€
          I don’t know if there is much call for 90 year old poets πŸ˜†

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  2. Happi burfday, dear damommza! You two do an ossim jawb together, u noes. Our poet laureats. Here, let me mayk u a wreath of laurels… (_) DERE!

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    • damommza

       /  March 15, 2013

      Oh Fankies Caterpiggly! How lubberlee to see yoo!! *puts on reef uv lawrels..fixes hayr..ad myers teh noo luk* Happee yoo lyke teh powems! πŸ˜€

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