11 August 2008

To my Niece on her 10th Birthday

Filling out forms now
May feel strange and new:
Where there was only one digit.
Now you put two!

Your life marches forward.
It won't be so far
Till you're behind the wheel
Of your first pre-owned car.

Paying insurance;
Paying for gas.
Perhaps be a lawyer;
If the Bar you can pass.

"But wait just a minute;
My ticket right here
Says I can return
If used in one year.

"'Satisfaction Guaranteed',
So reads the sign;
And I'm not quite through
Being just eight or nine.

"An easy life, please;
Nothing too hard.
Say, what age must I be
For my first credit card?"

Love, Uncle Jeffry

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