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I'M SIXTY THREE

I'M SIXTY THREE

God has smiled on me
Today May twenty first twenty twenty 
This young man has become sixty three 

Not too much has changed 
I've long lost my hair
My body aches when it rains 
And at times I forget my children's names 

Living alone for six years 
At times brings tears 
And I often think about 
What would happen if I slip and fall
Who would hear when I call

My phone doesn't ring
As often as it use to
Except for my telemarketing friends
Who's conversations never ends

But I really appreciate them
They are my new family 
Always looking out for me
And calling me even when I am very tired
And trying to sleep
 
The government said 
I cannot have my social security at sixty three 
So I must continue to work 
Until my health fails me
Like total loss of my sight 
That would graduate me for social security 

Well its my birthday 
And I am happy as can be
Despite all that I am faced with 
Today I am grateful to declare 
I AM SIXTY THREE!

Wilford Barker.
5/21/2020.

 

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Cherie Leigh

Happy Birthday Wilford!  You are at a very distinguished age where you can look at life where mistakes happened, and where you want to go. I am sorry you are lonely.  That can be so hard sometimes. I wish you much joy and peace in the future.  Love n Hugs, xo 

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Wilford Barker

You are the best Lady Cherie 
Thank you for taking the time and encouragement. 

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