Tuesday, August 7, 2012

on Birthdays....

We anticipate and we plan....
and we remember birthdays past....
some GOOD..
some BAD.....
And when push comes to shove...
we ACCEPT,
albeit with a kind of 'profound chagrin'.....
that time does, in fact, move on....
regardless of POMP and/or CIRCUMSTANCE....
Time relieves us of certain ignorant notions to be sure....
while it delivers to our front doorstep....
"WISDOM".......
gift wrapped in golden cellophane....
And whether or not we are PREPARED for the hairpin turn in the road,,,,,,
we come around that bend indeed.....
NOT totally unscathed......
yet not completely WEATHER TORN either....
And the information culminates inside our head,,,,,
and we drink a CRANBERRY JUICE COCKTAIL......
And so it goes....