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My 40th Party – 1990

Welcome to September, an expensive month with the most birthdays of family and friends – and my own.

It was difficult for my daughter to fit in an afternoon tea to celebrate mine – so it’ll be a week late.   It’s Father’s Day the same weekend and since the divorce, naturally it’s a separate thing…

Seven September birthdays in all; two of my brothers (one turning the big seven ‘Oh’), my beautiful daughter-in-law and 3 very good friends.

I think Mum and Dad must have made sure they were together over Christmas to have three September babies, but then Christmas has always been a big social occasion in our family.

My dad’s birthday was New Year’s Eve so although we’d be spread around town celebrating with our friends, we always met up at midnight to raise a glass to dad.

I can always tell a Virgo or a Librian… or a Capricorn.   This 1973 poem is another from my 1968 notebook.


Did you know?


Did you know that Cancer

was compatible with Virgo?


Well, it is.

So now, you

should take notice of me.


You’re so tall

you have to bend

to come through the door.


I’m so small

I have to jump

to reach the top shelf.


Funny, hey, that I

should fancy you

for myself?


And me,

so near the floor…


How’s the weather up there?

Do you know I care?


Well, I do.


I like an awful lot of things about you;

your blond hair, blue eyes and glasses.


Your big nose!


Even your massive

size ten feet

and huge toes.


Like thick fingers,

they’ve got character.


I tried on your shoes the other day

and shook with laughter.


They made me feel all feminine

because mine were so small,



I don’t even reach your shoulder

in platforms!


And yet…


When you hold me

or kiss me

or anything,

I feel nice.


All protected and loved

and I trust you,


even when you’re driving

and you know how nervous I am



So you see,

the difference in height

doesn’t mean a thing, really

– does it?


Do you believe in the ‘Stars’?


Well, I do…

but that wasn’t why

I fell in love

with you.


Frances Macaulay Forde © 1973


#FrancesMacaulayForde  #Romance  #LovePoems  #Poems  #love  #Virgo   #Capricorn  #Libra  #birthdays


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Stephen Page

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