My Mum’s an Octogenarian

Mum is 80 (1)

My Mum had a birthday – she turned 80 today,
and she jiggled with glee at her afternoon tea,
she lit the candles, and then blew them out,
then we sang Happy Birthday, and all gave a shout.
A box full of memories, the gift that we gave,
scrolls rolled with love, like a small treasure cave,
to be read on the days when she needs a cheer up,
with a biscuit to nibble and a warm milky cup.
I see in her smile, in her dear blue eyes,
the life she has lived has not made her tired,
of the joys to be found in the small things in life,
like a fresh baked cheesecake, and a large sharp knife,
of sitting around and having a chat,
of nothing particular, just this and that,
so raise your glass high with your favourite libation,
a toast to my Mother – an 80 year Celebration.

© ceenoa

Mum is 80 (3)

8 responses to “My Mum’s an Octogenarian”

  1. A lovely poem and memento for her 80th birthday 🙂

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    1. Thanks Karen, it was a good day, and she was really pleased with her gift of memories.

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  2. Thanks Again Claudette!

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  3. What a wonderful gift idea.
    A great poem, too.
    Lucky you, and a lucky Mum, too.

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  4. Happy Birthday to Claudette’s mum.

    Sounds like a wonderful day was had by all and that is a lovely poem about the celebrations, Claudette. As for that cheesecake – yum, yum. I hope you saved a piece for me? 🙂

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    1. Hi Hugh, I have sent it off to you, enjoy the raspberry coulis to top it off.

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      1. I can’t wait. I hope the postman doesn’t get to it before it reaches me.

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