When I heard the sound of the siren,
And listened as it faded into the distance,
I knew then . . . this could be a good day!

When I read the entire obituary column,
And could not find my name listed in it,
I knew then . . . this could be a good day!

When I answered the call from the IRS,
And they informed me of a coming refund,
I knew then . . . this could be a good day!

When I opened the sweet card from you
And read, “Wishing you a Happy Birthday,”
I knew then . . . I was going to have a great day!


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© Loyd C. Taylor, May 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!