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A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY @ 80 SANS ALL

Now I stand at the threshold of time
the first step to teen
of toothless old wine
no more sweets no Valentine

But as Shakespeare
had he been today
would have said

I lost my breath
when I was born
short of red corpuscles
lesser oxygen
no stamina

then at my wedding
lost my nasal
ALLERGIC RHINITIS
I was told I'd married
no honey moon
that soon

Then I lost my tongue taste
yet I lapped up all
like a famished dog in haste
Now I can't show my face
a fatty rattty still in
blasted rat race

then became half blind
cataract became
a living home of mine
so very kind

finally still
I lost my ear
couldn't anyone from near hear
distant shrieking birds did sing
cheer up
don't just messages fling

Shakespeare came to review
my poems for a Nobel
He said now come to hell

half truth tales you tell
just in one word
can't you sum it up and say
Sans All
damn
you know FA
Dreaming of a Nobel till this day
''sans man''
but still I wish to say
A much longer
SANS ALL
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
May Corona or Covid19
as they say
till 100 years not take you away
Good day
but sans I still say
have a drink on me you may

Note Sans means
''without''

Comments

I really like this it's got a musical rhythm,

you know FA? May I ask what it means?

Thank you...Teddy

The most obvious in life
Fuck all == know nothing =ZEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOssssssssssssssssssssss
Hope it satisfies all and those who
now know
still..... FA

author comment

ok so you asked for some editing help, i get it now.

so i would say just take that line out and your poem is strong without it

who is sans?

i dont want to help if i dont understand ok?

Thank you...Teddy

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