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Birthdays- Rictameter Poetry

Updated on February 26, 2016
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My name is Ruby. I live in Southern Illinois. I love to write poetry, short stories and flash fiction. I am a retired R.N.

Years pass so very quickly

Birthdays


Lightening fast

One after the other

Years pass so very quickly

Youthful, glowing, sparkling hue complexion

Incandescence diminishes

Spring, summer, fall, winter

Seasons evolve

Birthdays


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      Maria Jordan 17 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Perfect time to wish my dear friend a happy birthday.

      Rick Springfield, at any age, is a sweet gift to us all, dear Ruby.

      Hoping the upcoming year is as special as you. Love, mar

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      mckbirdbks 17 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Did someone say birthday? Is there cake? Happy Birthday. Yes, they go very fast. Not like when we were kids.

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      Martie Coetser 17 months ago from South Africa

      Happy happy birthday, Baby.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfy18ynhWNU

      Grab the day, dear Ruby! I wish you only the best :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. Another birthday, seems like I just had one not long ago. I had a good day. I don't think you follow Manatita, he put the most beautiful birthday tribute to me. He is a wonderful poet. I think you would enjoy his poetry. Thank you dear one. Love you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Mike. Did you say cake? Yummy! Yes, they seem to fly by so fast. I know what, I'll quit counting! Thank you my friend..

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      Clive Williams 17 months ago from Nibiru

      nice little short

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      Genna East 17 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Ruby, I know I've commented before, but you are so very good with this style. I wouldn't even know where to begin. The music is a sweet harmony of the poem. Happy Birthday, dear one! You know, there is an unwritten law that we begin to count backwards at a certain age. It goes with the territory, and we've earned it. Hugs. :-)

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      Faith Reaper 17 months ago from southern USA

      Happy Birthday, Ruby! Another one rolled around for me too at the end of January, and it seems I just had a birthday. You're so right, they are coming around lightning fast.

      Fun poem. Enjoy your day in celebration of YOU!

      Love your music choice too.

      Here's to another year full of blessings

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      Bill Holland 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A special day for a special human being.

      Sending hugs and best wishes to you

      bill

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      Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton

      Love the poem and understand how time just quickens Happy Birthday

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      DDE 17 months ago

      Happy Birthday dear friend! Years do go by fast it feels like time is going faster now than before. A lovely hub! Best wishes to you!

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Cute! Charming! Succinct! Exquisite! ...you put it so well! I performed my poem Growing Older; Glowing Wiser at two different places. Very well received.

      Just seen this Hub as we're five hours ahead, so another Happy Birthday is in order. Never grow old!! Much Love, Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Martie. I loved the happy birthday video. Thank you dear friend...

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      Eric Dierker 17 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Happy birthday! I can tell you are not getting older -- just better.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. This type of poetry is done in syllables, so many per line. It's fun to do. Give it a try. Thanks...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna. I love dong syllable poetry and you would too. It is nine lies, so many syllables per line the first and last the same name. Thank you so much. I'm glad you like this type of poetry. Hugs.

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      Hari Prasad S 17 months ago from Bangalore

      Happy Birthday Ruby.

      I dedicate this poem to you.

      "Living Revisited"

      ----------------------------

      reading, content within.

      writing, is inspiring.

      smiling, is amazing.

      understanding, nature of things.

      waking up, thinking,

      sleeping, on nothing.

      loving, everything,

      being, human being.

      ----------------------------

      - Hari

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      John Hansen 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Happy Birthday Ruby. Sorry if I am a little late. Wonderful poem. I will have to try this "rictameter" style one day. Nice video too...Rick Springfield..still can't get 'Jessie's Girl" out of my head.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. Sorry to be late. My electricity has been off for three hours. Grr.. Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Frank. Time flies when you get older. When I was a kid I thought I would never reach eighteen. lol..Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DDE. I agree. Thank you for valued support. Cheers..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello manatita. Cute, charming, succinct and exquisite, I'll take these accolades with joy. Thank you sweet man...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eric. You've heard that wine gets better when it's aged? LOL Thank you my preacher man....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Hari. I love your poem! Thank you so much my friend...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John. I think you would love doing this type of poetry. It's all syllable count so many each line. I love Jessie's Girl too. Thank you....

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Happy Birthday Ruby and best wishes. Your wonderful poem came just in time for my B-Day which comes round on the first.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rasma. Seems like people born in Feb. like to rhyme. Hee. Thank you..

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      Tammy 16 months ago

      Ruby please forgive for forgetting your Birthday was Friday. I love you,

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Tammy. Please don't worry about forgetting my birthday. I have already forgotten it. Hee. I love you too my dear friend...

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      Nadine May 16 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Happy happy belated birthday Ruby. Many more happy birthdays to celebrate.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nadine. Always nice to see you on my page. Thank you for the BD wishes..Cheers..

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      Shauna L Bowling 16 months ago from Central Florida

      Happy Birthday, Ruby! I just finished reading Manatita's amazing birthday gift to you. I know I'm late, but I hope you spent your special day doing exactly what you wanted to do.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. I was so very blessed by Manatita's birthday gift and all who came to wish me happiness. I had a wonderful day. Thank you. Hugs.

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