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Friday, February 01, 2008

Poetry Friday: Birthday!

Mona declares it's "birthday" day for poetry! I have two pieces.



The Birthday Boy!



My dad just celebrated 88
And man, his attitude is just so great


White cake in pink is his special request
Since that's what his mom made the best
The candles are lit and the lights go out
He loves the ceremony without a doubt!


Dad toasts himself with his coke and rum
At 88, there is nothing glum!
His body is healthy, he's as sharp as a tack
In his outlook on life,there is nothing to lack


This man has had an amazing life
In the depression enduring strife
Flying a plane throughout the war
When days he had might be no more


Maybe all this accounts for a lot
And this kind of thing just can't be taught
I so admire dad's brightness and zest
And at 88, it's still the best
He has within him a strong Life Force
And one that I can surely endorse



Would that we all had this special man's view
In each and every thing we do.








Here's to Birthdays!




Birthday Parties in the 50's!
games
blindfolds
tied around Toni perms
spinning around
in our Sunday School dresses
crinolinesflouncing
pin the tail on the donkey
drop the clothespin in the milk bottle
bobbing for apples
presents
contain the excitement
of my first puppet -
a velveteen rabbit
I still have it
some doll clothes
new marbles
play doh
colouring books and new crayons
or pastels!
or a bath talcum powder mitt
pretend lipstick
Little Miss Cologne-
all nicely wrapped...the real way
with beautiful bows
by stay at home moms
sandwiches
egg, tuna, salmon
fresh mooshy white bread
with no crusts
cut in triangles
chocolate cake
with coins inside
wrapped in saran
7 minute boiled frosting
crystals of sugar
candles blown out
amidst kids singing
and clapping
home made pop
happy fizzy pills
to drop in water
in grape orange and cherry
party favours
small coloured candies
in pink plastic baskets
at each place setting
and balloons to take home
long or short-
savoured simplicity


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18 Comments:

Blogger Pauline said...

and here's to your dad! Happy Birthday to him from me :)

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! What beautifully written words to celebrate your dad's b-day! "Health is wealth" -- can't recall who wrote that -- here's wishing your dad many more years to enjoy.

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger Gattina said...

Wow ! your Dad looks like a young man ! Never thought he was 88 ! and the little poeme you made is so nice !

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger Stephen Newton said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Mother. I've been traveling for business for weeks and haven't had much time to visit....I'll be back with more.

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger Beverly said...

Your father looks wonderful for 88. I love it that he likes white cake with pink frosting.

Your reminders of a birthday in the 50's brought back many memories too.

Have a good weekend.

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger Akelamalu said...

That's our Dad? He's 88? NO way he only looks about 65!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger storyteller said...

What a wonderful piece about your dad who certainly doesn't LOOK like he's 88! I'm sure he enjoyed your poem and that lovely cake. I wouldn't mind a piece myself. LOL

The 2nd poem brings back memories of my own ... 7 minute frosting and fizzy pills, Toni perms and crinolines under full "circle" skirts ... play doh, coloring books and stay at home moms. You've captured the essence beautifully.

Hope all is well with you and yours. I'm glad you picked up the award and hope you have fun passing it along. Give your dad a belated birthday hug from me. I hope you have many more birthdays to celebrate together!
Hugs and blessings,

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger Diana said...

Your dad rocks!

(Does that get me a piece of pink and white cake?)

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger Lynette said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Dad MOI, he must be a very special guy!! I agree that there is no way he looks anywhere near 88!!
My birthday was today too! :)

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Blogger Bobbie said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! I can't believe he's 88! Hope he enjoyed his special day.

Friday, February 01, 2008

 
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Happy Poem Birthday - and you are a Queen among them!

Greetings to your husband too of course!

Wishing you a great end to your weekend :-)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Pauline: Thanks!

Twilite: he's looking forward to a few more at least! Thanks.

gattina: Yes, he looks good! Thanks.

Stephen: No problem...glad I checked in on you.

beverly: Thanks. The pink icung is kinda neat! The 50's were such good years to grow up in. So wholesome, eh?

Akemalau: Thanks! he'll be thrilled to hear you think so!

Storyteller: Thanks. So nice to reach someone from the same era as I was from! You undrstand how great it was and why!

Diana: I'll ask him but I'm sure he'll share!

Lynette: Wow! Happy B-day! He is very special indeed. Thanks.

Bobbie: Thanks. I'll pass this on to him!

Renny: Thanks! Dave's going skiing...are you envious or do you have it there now?!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

 
Blogger GrizzBabe said...

Happy Birthday, Dad! Save me some cake!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

 
Blogger Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Happy Birthday MOI's dad!

Sounds like there is a life that has been lived and is being lived to the very full - an example to us all!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Grizz: Thganks! Sure! Uh...sorry...long gone!

Absolute Vanilla: You sure got that right! Thanks.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

 
Blogger GEWELS said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Dad.
He does look awesome. How lucky he has been to live such a full and happy life. He has certainly passed on his lively spirit to his daughter.
What? No more cake? I'm always late to the party.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

 
Anonymous Coll said...

Wow.. your Dad looks amazing. I send wishes for another fabulous year.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

 
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

Cheers to your Dad! He looks amazing!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

 

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