Is Mary Ireland 63?


So many reasons for to be

Proud of being sixty three,

Mayow Road - the First of May’s

Nine times seven - happy days.


Now we ride beside - together

But stay indoors for stormy weather,

Not a cross-word, push or shove

As we scrabble to a lasting love.


Fitter now than ’ere before

Glide up hills and look for more,

Bumps and bruises notwithstanding

Every one a happy landing


Although it seemed not at the time

It fits in well to my poor rhyme.

But best of all is just begun

Third time of being twenty one.


Sidney Schuman

January 2011