"Birthday Time"

I heard it on the grapevine
so I know it must be true
yes soon after this month is past
I've another birthday due.
It don't seem like a year has past
since I last had one
yet when you get to my age
you soon forget the fun.
Now I'm not looking for presents
for I have most all I need
still with my hearty appetite
I know I'll accept feed.
Well I spent the day out shopping
for candles for my cake
I want to be prepared
if someone asks to make.
Now I do want to have enough
to make a blaze when all are lit
yes and I also need to know the cake size
so on top they all will fit!
                         - Roy E. Schepp