Seventy Seven Years
Writer, Maggie Francis Lane 
July 31, 2017
copyright A Timeless Company, Inc.

What merit shall I ascribe to this day?
The reason or its value is not clear.
It is the date of my birth, some
seventy seven years ago,
but there have been seventy six others.
Most meaningful, are those moments marked in my memory.
All others are occluded and lost.
I am shaped by time; times I can recall and those I can't.
This day will be the same.  It will have its affect on me,
and I will, as I often do, cherish the hours,
but give little thought to each passing minute.

Perhaps it is a day I will remember, however in thought,
I may only look behind me to see it again

...if ever I do.