Birthday Gratitude

Here I am at eighty,
Looking down the years,
Remembering the laughter,
And thinking of the tears
That have woven all the fabric
From which my life is made.
Sometimes weaved in sunshine
And other times in shade.
But the total of a lifetime
Is shown in many ways,
Not just darkened night-times
Nor happy smiling days.
But in acts accumulated
From deeds in kindness done,
As we interact together,
In sadness, and in fun.
I don’t know how much longer
I have to spend on earth,
But I am very grateful
For the eighty years since birth!

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