This is the day that one wants to forget
Literally and by design and yet
We are reminded with enforced parties
Sharing with others their momentous days.
With age it reduces in importance
There are more pressing things to enhance
All days, never mind anniversaries
Gone are the times of stretching salaries.
Now we have enough whatever may come
We are content to entertain at home.
Downsizing has proved a ploy most perfect
Reducing our needs in every respect.
Happy to advise the young in their struggle
As they try to master the monetary juggle.
Concentrating on what we really want
A need to share, not what we don’t want!
This lesson is certainly not brand new
When you think, it’s probably what you knew!
In the depths of your monkey chatter mind
There is much to learn and so much to find.
When you search and see how your own mind works
Birthdays lose their import and pretty perks,
Leading you to mindfulness and wisdom
Both ancient and modern, hail your kingdom!
So enjoy celebrations and birthdays
Finding real meaning behind these days
You never know it may lead you to joy
Which begins within whatever your ploy!
© David Tenneson – 2017