Thursday, July 26, 2018

Poetry Friday: Birthdays in July



Birthdays in July 

One is sixteen. 
Sixty-one is another. 
One is my daughter. 
My husband's the other. 

© Karen Edmisten 


Ramona was, Atticus always says, his 45th birthday present. 
Happy birthday to my old man and my youngest daughter! 


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The Poetry Friday round-up is at Reading to the Core.

13 comments:

Sally Murphy said...

I love it - short and to the point. I also love that you'll be able to save on candles :)

Irene Latham said...

Wishing both the happiest of birthdays! How very cool that this year brings that combination of numbers. :)

Tabatha said...

Enjoyed your poem! You know how a Golden Birthday is one where you turn the age of your birth date? It's too bad there isn't a term for being the backwards age of the family member born on the same day as you. Maybe a Chocolate Birthday?
Laughed at Sally's comment about saving on candles!

Kortney Garrison said...

What a wonderful day! Happy birthday to both!

Mitchell Linda said...

Hooray! I love it when one can celebrate in rhyme.

Books4Learning said...

Cute poem. It reminds of the time my mom was 32, I was 16, and my brother was 8. I thought it was so funny. LOL

Linda B said...

Happy Birthday to your loves and the candles are much fun to see! It's a 'just-right" poem, Karen!

Catherine Flynn said...

Very clever, Karen! Happy Birthday to everyone!

Mary Lee said...

What a magical year! Happy birthday to the both of them!

Carol said...

I love the candle swap! Happy birthday to all! My son turned 23 this week!

Ruth said...

Happy birthdays!

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Liz Steinglass said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Somehow I think those two lines below the copyright are part of the poem. : )