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Today I am 80.
(Colin Boylett)

Today, Dear Lord, I’m 80 and there’s much I haven’t done.

I hope, Dear Lord, You’ll let me live until I’m 81.

But then, if I haven’t finished all I want to do,

Would you let me stay awhile, until I’m 82?

So many places I want to go, so very much to see,

Do you think you could manage to make it 83?

The world is changing very fast, there is so much in store.

I’d like it very much to live until I’m 84.

And if by then I’m still alive, I’d like to stay till 85.

More planes up in the air, so I’d really like to stick,

And see what happens to the world when I’m 86.

I know Dear Lord, it’s much to ask (and it must be nice in heaven),

But I would really like to stay until I am 87.

I know by then I won’t be fast, and sometimes will be late,

But it would be so pleasant to be around at 88.

I have seen so many things, and had a wonderful time,

So I’m sure that I’ll be willing to leave at 89 ….

…… MAYBE

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