64

64

A Poem by Lydia



64

 

the song played on the record player

it was on the sgt. pepper album

turning on the stereo

i remember it so well

because, well, it was yesterday, wasn’t it?

we danced in the basement of your house

colorful beads hung from the doorway

i can still hear the way they jingled

when someone walked into the room

catching us in a “too close for teenagers” embrace

we laughed at the lyrics 

64?

hell, that was eons away

but the stereo is an antique now

and i  kinda sorta am too

if i dance the night away

my body rebels for days

i used to live the love poems i wrote

really!

the waves kissed my toes while you kissed my lips

the man on the moon smiled down on me

even winked when no one else was looking

where did these deeply etched lines come from?

when did an exciting evening

turn into answering the final jeopardy question?

calendar pages have played a dirty trick on me

so now i must ask you

“will you still need me, will you still feed me”

yea, i’m 64!


© 2017 Lydia



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ummmm... I loved that music and in a way i was singing it two years ago... and suddenly I thought to myself: Uau! I got to 64 and i don't need no one to feed me! Isn't it a victory?!!! And also to be free to be myself as i like it because, in reality no one "needs" me!!!
Lovely poem!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Well, belated happy birthday to you, Angelina. Thank you for your review. Lydi**
angelina neves

6 Months Ago

this here will be 66!!!
Lydia

6 Months Ago

May you have many more!



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Congratulations, a discerning write which compliments that legendary melody by the beetles, 64 what a noble notch on the stick of life!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Tom. Lydi**
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Sky
Well, certainly age is just a number lydi** you still write a 16 year girl with a heart full of love and words full of life. Enjoy 64 lydi** with lots not lots of blessings for you my dear friend. Keep smiling :))

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Lydia

5 Months Ago

Sky you are so kind! Thank you very much. Lydi**
Sky

5 Months Ago

Your most welcome lydi** :)
Happy very late birthday wishes. I liked the song and I liked the poem. I hope you had a very fun day dear Lydia.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Lydia

5 Months Ago

Every birthday is special at this point. Thanks for the wishes and the review, John. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

I agree. I will turn 59 year old in August. Time does go too quickly.
Lydia

5 Months Ago

But we are here...and that is what matters!
I had to laugh as the song came to mind, and damned if I didn't start singing it.
Never thought I would be pushing 64 but it is right down the street and around the corner.

Loved this
Trace

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

You are in the next lifeboat, my friend! :) Thanks so much. Lydi**
ummmm... I loved that music and in a way i was singing it two years ago... and suddenly I thought to myself: Uau! I got to 64 and i don't need no one to feed me! Isn't it a victory?!!! And also to be free to be myself as i like it because, in reality no one "needs" me!!!
Lovely poem!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Well, belated happy birthday to you, Angelina. Thank you for your review. Lydi**
angelina neves

6 Months Ago

this here will be 66!!!
Lydia

6 Months Ago

May you have many more!
Music is the traceline of memory. A certain lyric, a chord echoing down through the decades can transport us back to any time and any place we have ever inhabited.

From childhood to the gold of a final sunset, music and memory are inextricably entwined; and I for one an so glad that our species has been able to create in such a wonderful way.

A truly lovely poem.

Beccy.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Beccy, thank you so much for your review. Lydi**
OH BABY! 64 and more always for you!

regards,
al

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Awwww, Al! :) thanks so much. Lydi**
Sorry I haven't been on this website in a few months & I've missed reading you! This one sent me on a plastic fantastic mind-reeling reverie! I'd almost forgotten this song & now suddenly I'm realizing how close I'm coming to 64 (turning 61 in July) already -- when? how? Why did that happen? I feel this incredulousness all thru your poem, exactly as it feels inside my head & my life. Remember when we would never trust anyone over 30? Remember how we never thought we'd make it to 30? (With our rock icons dying at age 27 . . . ) I love the beginning, where you paint this memory with such excellent & recognizable details. And the ending is superb becuz, of course, those were all of our favorite lines in this song & we hear the melody as we read your lines! This was a pleasantly mind-blowing experience, thank you very much! (((HUGS)))

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

7 Months Ago

So happy to see you on my page, Margie! I think we all share that "How did I get to be this age" fe.. read more
Long past 64 now. The hair is gone and the only time I'm out 'til a quarter to three is to get up to go to the bathroom. Still, to paraphrase Mary Hopkins, 'those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end.'

Well done, Lydi, well done.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

7 Months Ago

Smiling here....I can relate for sure. Thanks, Ted. Lydi**
64 is only a number Lydi. You are full of sass and class my friend...and we still need you and hope you will keep feeding us with your amazing poetry for years and years to come. Happy Birthday my dear friend. :) Julie


Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

7 Months Ago

Julie, you are a sweetheart! Thank you so much. Lydi**

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