Happy Birthday to Me: and a Brief History.


One short of eighty years today
There came a great event,
For that is when there came our way
Yours truly, mischief bent;

To end of war, and more and more
Of conflicts through the years,
Through all absurdities the score
Of writings shifted gears

Apartheid came, apartheid went,
Mandela came, and left,
With time quite greatly spent,
And leaving actions deft.

Then came the sorry cry, Oh woe!
‘Bring on the clowns!’ it was,
That this was heeded, we all know,
Of Zuma time, because.

And now, in all of politics
A muddled monkey reigns —
Or mixed gorilla that one picks —
Eggs, bacon, wors the mains.

No doubt all will be keen to pounce
On racist statement there,
Which on their own heads back will bounce,
So grumble with great care.

For xenophobia’s OK
But racism is not,
The ‘foreigners’ all have a way
To get what you’ve not got?

So every white on black complaint
Is met with awful yells,
But black on black, or black/white ain’t —
Now, what is that one tells?

That I will still be seeing
The next eighty years pass by
Is quite unlikely being,
But keep your optics dry.

It has, so far, me given
A quite amazing ride,
To go on too long livin’,
Is action to deride.

But meantime still enjoying
The simple things in life,
Food for the tum, brain buoying
From family and wife.

Noshables, brainfodder, and permission (implied) to wear the pants!

 

© October 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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24 Responses to Happy Birthday to Me: and a Brief History.

  1. Widdershins says:

    Happy Birth Day!!! … great selection of loot you’ve got going there. 😀

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  2. SueW says:

    I enjoyed the rhyme. Happy Birthday Les! 🙂🍷🎂

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  3. disperser says:

    LXXIX, eh? Nice going. Sounds like you had a decent celebration judging from your loot.

    Not sure it’s worth reminiscing about political matters . . . ain’t you got something better to reflect back on?

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  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Happy, happy birthday!

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  5. nicolaavery says:

    Wishing you and family a wonderful birthday and year ahead X

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  6. Happy pre-octogenarian birthday 🙂

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  7. Veels geluk!! Het jou heelwat jonger geskat, te oordele aan jou besige, besige lewe. Mag hierdie nuwe jaar vir jou en jou dierbares sommer baie vreugde bring. ❤

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  8. I love your goody bag, many, many happy returns on your birthday and wishing you tonnes more. You join some famous faces now you’ve turned 79 such as Ringo Starr, Tom Jones and Tina Turner so keep on rocking 🙂 xx Charlotte xx.

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  9. Congratulations Mr Colonialist!

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  10. Congratulations – may you stay a couple of years ahead of me for some time yet

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  11. Arkenaten says:

    Can’t think of a rhyme for seventy-nine,
    But for eighty I have got.
    So just for now,
    I’ll say, Holy Cow!
    Still, seventy-nine is a lot.

    All the best, Mister N.
    Remember, the pants go on the bottom half and not the top.

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