Hey, Old Fart!

Happy Birthday to me, You're getting older, Bad birthday poetry, humor, Modern PhilosopherHey,

Old Fart,

They’re adding

Another candle

To your

Birthday cake


You’re really

Getting up there

In years.

Whatever happened

To the cute kid

In the photo

At the start

Of this poem?

He was

So adorable,

But I will admit,

There’s a sadness

In his eyes

That makes it

Almost seem

Like they

Could see

The future

Awaiting him.

Look at

The bright side,

Old man…

At least

You’re still alive

To celebrate

Another birthday.

Seriously, though,

Life is pretty

Damn good

If you can

Put down the cake

For a second,

And really

Think about it.

Life is on

The upswing,

Birthday Boy.

Even you,

The perpetual

Prophet of

Doom and gloom,

Have to admit

There are irons

In the fire

That are

Very promising.

Even if nothing

Comes of those,

You can still

Use the fire

To grill

Some red hot dogs.

Why in the world

Does your poetry

Always come around

To either food,

Or Star Wars?

Daisy Ridley

Eating a

Whoopie pie.


I told you!

As you

Get older,

Your writing

Gets stranger.

That alone

Is something

To celebrate.

Never stop writing,

You creative

Old Fart

Because those stories

Were put

In your head

To be shared.

Happy Birthday

To You,

Which is really

To say,

Happy Birthday

To me.

From one

Old Fart

To another!

It’s my birthday.  Follow me on the blog, Twitter, and Pinterest.  It’s the least you can do on my special day!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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15 Responses to Hey, Old Fart!

  1. klaudia says:

    Happy Birthday, Old F** 🙂

  2. Louise says:

    yes a very big happy birthday fellow Capricorn.. we are def. UNIQUE people. 🙂 xx for you

  3. ksbeth says:

    happy birthday, austin!

  4. Well Sensei:
    You May be Old,
    You May be an Old Fart,
    But Right Now, You’re the Birthday BOY….
    and i’ll always be older than you…..
    probably even more Fartier too!

    ~~dru – new to Modern Philosophy but old in every other sense of the word~~

  5. Dawn says:

    Happy birthday, Austin.

  6. D. Parker says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!! Happy Birthday dear Austin, Happy Birthday to you! 🙂

  7. The Hook says:

    Nicely done… you old goat.

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