Birthday Biz

Not time to celebrate a new decade,

And not much in my past I’d trade.

But a birthday it is,

Which one is my biz,

I’d give my life till now a good grade.

Lately it’s been even better,

Unless one considers the weather,

I’m often on the run,

Sun-up till day’s done.

On my joy there is no fetter.

I have cherished friends and family,

Who are challenged to keep up with me.

I’m blessed with good health,

So I think I have wealth,

There’s more than dollars to prosperity.

By now I wish I’d written a book,

About the huge risky gambles I took.

Since all’s turned out well,

I may never tell

Of opportunities I often forsook.

I feel like a gal who is …forty,

And I like a style that is sporty,

My looks are betraying

The age I’d be saying,

A joke to Professor Moriarty.

My lucky number is not really six,

Lower numbers preferred in the mix.

That I’ve lived this long,

My heart sings a song,

But my face covets a youthful fix.

My looks may get a bit tattered,

Who cares if I seem to get fatter.

My life’s full of love;

I thank God above

For my spirit – it’s what really matters.

Happy birthday to me this month of June.

My soul is singing a grateful tune.

Though years may be mounting

It’s blessings I’m counting.

I marvel at them like the moon.

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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