TO MY DAUGHTER MICHELLE
ON HER 40th BIRTHDAY
From Dad 11/04/06
‘Twas said by one so wise a sage.
“Never guess a lady’s age.”
For if successful in the end
You still are surely to offend.
So this advice, my friend is best.
Do not venture on that quest
For if you’re right, ‘tis best you fled
And if too old, then you are dead.
There is no right age for this sex.
No matter what it’s sure to vex.
Sixteen? Too full of youthful bliss.
Thirty? Too old if not been kissed.
And past that age we dare not tread.
‘Twould fill my heart with fear and dread.
Hell hath no furry nor as bold.
Than a woman whose age is told.
Her date of birth with truth I’d say
Cause I was there that very day.
But if I told ‘twould break the spell.
So I’m not one to kiss and tell.