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 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Months Ago

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

5 Months Ago

this here will be 66!!!
Lydia

5 Months Ago

May you have many more!



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You're never 64 Lydia!! You must have seen those numbers on a door or something, non?
Happy Belated Wishes Lydia - your an inspiration.
xxx

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Tony, you are a sweetheart! Thank you. Lydi**
Happy Birth Day Lydi!! Sorry to be wishing you this late.
So sweet of you to be sharing this beautiful craft. 64 is just a number. And I am sure it will add more magic to your magical crafts.
Wishing you great health and great fun,
Bala Gorthi.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and the kind review, Bala. Lydi**
Well i'm older but I'm thankfully not loosing my hair. It is almost white however. Its amazing; pulling an all nighter now means I stay in bed all night. Which doesn't happen very often.
This is amazing. But then what you and John and Paul write so eloquently about is merely a number. I just wish I could remember what number it was.
Two things go when you get to my age.... the first thing is your memory and I can't remember what the second thing is.
Lovely, sweet poem Lydi. And very happy biffday.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Smiling here. Thank you so much, Ken. Lydi**
oh wow, do i relate to this...a couple years ago i had this birthday...and that is all i sang over and over..."will you still need me, when i'm 64"
I called it my Beatles Birthday!

this one made me dance again.

j.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Keep on dancin'! :) thanks for visiting, Jacob. Lydi**
Ha, nice one Lydi. I think it was early 80's I heard that song for the first time and thought, or possibly said out loud to anyone who had ears "No way I wanna live that long." Now I'm nearer 64 than the 80's and I think to myself, or say out loud to anyone who has ears "ah, the arrogance of youth." We all thought age was something everyone else who wasn't inside our head had to worry about. Now my only worry is "Will I even reach 64." :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

We think differently as we age, no doubt about it. Glad you could relate to my words. Thanks for t.. read more
need you feed you truly deeply madly... and the final jeopardy answer is "who is the walrus (John)?" well Lydi, for sure your life continues to be a "magical mystery tour" and you are still being winked at by the man in the moon and by me when he is not around... er... so with lots of fanfare ((((((((HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYDI))))))

Curt

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Magical Mystery Tour indeed! I will be watching for your winks, my friend. Thanks for the great re.. read more
Happy Birthday Lydi. :)
Your poem is so fun and playful.
Keep finding those 'too close for teenager' moments.
To me you will always be the fun, sassy, sweet Lydi that has charmed so many with her poetry and good nature. Timeless and ageless. xx

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Ana, you are a sweetheart....but I won't spread that around, don't worry! LOL Thank you so much fo.. read more
Ana Papaya

6 Months Ago

Thank you Lydi. I appreciate you not spreading that around. :) You're welcome. I hope your day w.. read more
Happy birthday lydi....sweet 64...
:)
you are very charming sweet person ..
God bless you with health and happiness !

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

How sweet of you. Thank you for the wishes and the review, Ria. Lydi**
Happiest of birthdays to one the most splendiferous poets ever. No telling how many of my Friday Nights have been brightened by your amazing poetry. Always a fan, and , yes, definitely still need you. ~Jim

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Jim. Always happy to see reviews from you. May we celebrate many more years. Lydi**
Sorry Lydia, no food when you're 64. I'm looking for a 63 year old now. lol

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Laughing here. Thanks, Paul. Lydi**

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