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#1017074 added September 11, 2021 at 1:44pm
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Day 9: BEST OR WORST THINGS ABOUT BIRTHDAYS
Day Nine: THE BEST OR WORST
THINGS ABOUT BIRTHDAYS


Just as every coin has two sides
"Heads" and "Tails"
So each situation has a duality
"Successes" and "Fails".

Grasp the coin in your hand
You can't ignore one side
For the better or the worse
You must take the whole ride.

The best thing about a birthday
Is you get to be a year older
You've gathered more experiences
Perhaps you're getting bolder.

But the flip side of that
Is that the body's wearing down
You get more tired doing things
Smiling takes effort - so you frown.

Then there are the presents
Lovely things that should bring bliss
And all you can say is,
"Thanks, but where do I put this?"

The phone calls to be answered
Each message, each email
Brings tears of joy and gratitude
But - your hearing's getting frail

So it's an effort to respond
To the multitude
You're thankful for their wishes
But project a sullen attitude.

There might be a chocolate cake
That you just can't resist
You eat a great big piece
And your indigestion does persist.

At the end of the day you're glad
That it happened AND that it's done
But you wouldn't trade it for anything
Through it all, it was great fun!

So it's about your perception
Whether it's best or worst
It is what it is, you know
Are you blessed or cursed?


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