Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On my Birthday with as many words

Like the Sixes, I have run my course
at the Cape, on the Pacific, on friendly shores,
happy, unfettered, undammed,
my life smoothed by tumbles,
flowing westward, American dream-like,
gold and riches still to mine
stories and memories of two continents,
in whispers and shouts, daily
in songs, hymns, tears and poems.

I will stop when I tire and grow fat
with tangles and choking weeds.


janis said...

It's your birthday? Well, Happy Birthday my new friend!
May you be blessed with health, happiness, family, friends and much love!

Thank you for the comment today on my blog. Music can make my mood chnage positive quickly. Unfortunately, my current job does not allow it. (I have decided to pursue a job with children again though, I am looking into the Blind School, wish me luck!)

lakeviewer said...

Thanks for stopping by and finding my poem and my birthday ramblings. How is it that your present job does not allow music?
Good luck on finding a job at the Blind School.

An English Shepherd said...

Happy birthday as well from here in England ;-) Hope you had a lovely day

and good luck janis with the job hunting

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

You did it! 67 words (with a hyphen) for 67 years... and in poetry form too.
Happy Birthday!!! ...and may you have many, many more!

lakeviewer said...

Thank you English Sheperd. I appreciate the birthday wishes.

lakeviewer said...

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, 67 words to tell it all. It will be easier next year.

p.s. There is a river nearby called Sixes flowing out to the Pacific by Cape Blanco, the westernmost cape.

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

Happy Birthday! I love that you wrote a poem on your birthday. Everyone should do that. I also read the article you posted about watching yucky movies. I totally agree. Sometimes less is more. Actually, most times less is more...
I hope you had a great day today and a wonderful year to come!~Andrea

Mary said...

That was FABULOUS. Clever,clever, clever! Happy Birthday.


Angela said...

That was beautiful. Happy birthday, alles Gute zum Geburtstag aus Germania, my dear new friend. I am hot on your heels, turning 61 this year. And I often still feel like a young girl. Strange, this life, isn`t it? But wonderful.

Renee said...

I hope that you had a very happy birthday and were able to celebrate it with the people you love the most.

Most of my pictures I downloaded after two years of chemo and to be honest, I don't even know where they came from never mind who did them.

Now though I put the artist name and even ask some artists if I can use them.

By the way your comment on poor and food and weight was too true. Isn't pepsi cheaper than milk?



lakeviewer said...

Hi Rene,

What gets to me is the way we have been sold goods like coke and bottled water and baby formulas, all products that were pushed as though they were better for us that simple water and mother's milk. I read that many cancerous situations could have been prevented simply by eleminating all the exposure to plastic we get in our daily lives. Our environment has been slowly deteriorated with pollutants and we just kept buying more stuff before anybody did any long term study. I don't have the stats, but my hunch is that unless we put more product regulations, we're in trouble. Look at the peanut scare!

lakeviewer said...

Hi Angela,

Thanks for stopping by on my birthday. Isn't the internet fabulous? We can reach out and join hands across the world with one stroke.

lakeviewer said...


Thanks for stopping by. You have become a dear friend.

lakeviewer said...


I love Alicia Keys on your blog. Thanks for adding beautiful music. You folks with music talent bring great joy to the world.

lakeviewer said...

I apologize for mispelling your name. Do I need to put an accent as well?

The trouble with the blogger comment section is the inability to use the spellcheck. Our fingers have become lazy these days of CAW computer assistance writing.

Cheri Block Sabraw said...

Happy Birthday to you, several days belated.