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Eighty Today (2003)

Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 3, 2009 at 1:33 PM

 

How the years have quickly gone
And yet she remains the same
Our mum has reached her eighties
But still completely sane
The words like energetic, sprightly, fit and lean
Are often used to describe a girl
Whose only in her teens.
But when it comes to mother
Each of these words are true
She isn’t really all that old
She’s practically brand new!

She hasn’t any wrinkles
They are only laughter lines
She wears no Nora Batty clothes
But keeps up with the times,
The bike has frequent outings
Though when it rains – no fuss
She grabs her O A pension card
And jumps up on the bus!

Her days are really hectic
She’s never in for long,
Off in the car with Enid
Or with the Shiloh throng.
There’s lunch up at the Forest,
House group or Bright Hour,
Often working in the garden
Just tending every flower

There’s always time for others
Especially older folk,
When telling her she’s one too
She thinks it’s just a joke.
But recently I’ve noticed
She’s hooking out some snaps,
Of things that happened years ago
When we were quite young chaps.

And so we’re celebrating,
That’s the reason why we’re here.
To each and every one of us
She’s someone kind and dear.
Although today she’s eighty
We look ahead and then –
Before we even know it
We’ll see another ten!

We thank you mum for being you
There’s so much we could say.
Yet what we’re really saying
Is have a lovely day!
You’ve helped us all in many ways
To make us what we are,
And just as Mr Falla said –
Well done! OK, Ta!

 

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