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roses never die

this is an universal law

birth, life and death
applies to lilies equally….
but the only flower that survives
in pages of history,
on the shelves of time
in libraries
is a lovely rose only

a rose,
from buttons on coats,
to biers
it’s the most sought out flower…
hence give due merit to me,
there is yet to be a rose born
like ...

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You are loved that by any other name,
I assume you smell just the same.
Could never picture a rose named Ian.T
or Yenti which is more fancy for me.
Still I smell so really, really, sweet
As I did without socks on my feet.
Still one day I shall find just for me
A trumpet to play in sympathy
Of all those that will never know
What it is like to blow their own trumpet so.

Go well young Bard and write some more
It on active ears will fall, I'm sure.
It on the morrow is my birthdays time.
I am a year older and still doing fine.
Three score and ten is all we were told
An extra year a bonus, so I'm really old.
Yet young Bard you know what they say,
Be there to tell the poets of another way
Even if that is not the way it should be
At least they can say they laughed with me......
Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

you enjoyed and cried ...on 26th March 1942
when others smiled laughed yelled and kissed you
that was when Thames was so full
and you ---------------charming and beautiful..

so be it
let a year added more now
be one added experience
young man

i am your bard for free
as long as you read me.

as Shakespeare would have saideth....

Ian thy soul is so beauty bound
thy knowledge so extremely sound
in the path of Glory thou shalt be around
till then....
AS LOVED WOULD NOW say--------------

abide with me
will thee...


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Thank you for your B/D wishes my friend, though your division of now, is in time sections Tic, Tock, Tic, Tock, I shall dwell in the now, as it is the only reality.
Even when I look to my reflection in a mirror no matter how perfect it be, it shows me only what I use to be..
We have a long way to go, Young Loved, even though some of us know of an end to our journey (Sojourn) the end is blurred by many things and never in clear sight..
My spirit looketh to the light.
Yet it is always hidden from mine eyes
I take life as a journey on a winding road.
The view is always in the now where we live.
I can only see the path stretching out behind
Let me then in the now, be my best to all others
Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

kind till you leave all and everything far behind
do take your bank card
it will be helpful there
now they say
till then keep happy
on your sojourns always..


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