What happens when you pass 39?
Is it a giggle or a frown
when a memory goes hiding?
Uncertainties can get you down.
Names and places, facts and dates,
there's more than there used to be;
Of course, it becomes a challenge
you'll manage of necessity.
The choice is yours, I say choose well,
have a cheery statement ready;
Expect some forgetfulness, but
with a smile, hold steady.
Thank God for forgiveness of sins
which you would like to forget;
His plan for you is blessing,
Live each day without regret.
So, when you are corrected
nod kindly, as if to claim a prize;
Yes, you have lived past 39
with a twinkle in your eyes.
by Elaine Hardt ©2008