every five years

When I was 5, I was so sick

          I couldn’t play a lick,

When I was 10 I was in love

with Dale

and time passed as slow as a snail.


When I was 15 I lived at

boarding school

and learned to apply

  the Golden Rule,

When I was 20 I studied at college

          to pass the tests

and get more knowledge.


When I was 25 I used the

Power above

to help me out when push

came to shove.

When I was 30, I had a baby girl

and my heart was in a whirl!


When I was 35 I had a boy

Goodness! What a bouncing

bundle of joy!

When I was 40  promotion

brought me much strife,

When I was 45 it was more staff

and for me, a new wife.

When I was 50, work took

too much  and I stepped down,

When I was 55 I was still movin’,

but now to a new town.

When I was 60, I got a new job

— a happier, better place,

When I was 65, I was ready

to quit the work race.



When I’m 70 I will be retired,

‘cause now I’m tired of  bein’ hired!


So, now tell me… about your FIVES! 



Simon Stargazer III (May ’09) explains, “Directly out of college, I started working in a hospital.  As serendipity would have it, my knowledge and my “git up and go” attitude al-lowed me to latch on to opportunities. Life went on. Now I have worked eight years where I am, and hope to retire in less than a year.”

* a poem from the June 2009 edition of Ninepatch *

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