The Unauthorized Biography of Rosco P. Coltrane

When it's my moment in the sun, I won't forget that I am blessed, but every hero walks alone, thinking of more things to confess

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Location: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States


Monday, October 15, 2007

My Birthday Tradition

Every year, on my birthday, I sip a really good glass of bourbon, I go for a walk and reflect on the past year and the upcoming year. When I get done with my walk, I go write a poem.

Well this year was no different.

#30 (Early to Rise)

Exact same place
only so many miles away
from the last 365

My life
has changed so much that
I can only dream and wonder
the where’s and what’s of the
next year

It did bother me
though I’ve told many it
but it bothered me for
5 minutes

Early this morning
my feet had yet to
touch the carpet

It was 5:32 a.m.
and I thought
It’s still

to worry about all those
bullets and numbers
fired towards my head
knowing me,
I’ll catch them with my teeth
just to keep things interesting

And I’ll roll
those brown eyes
like dice,
bet the come
wait, hope
for what is next
What is next?

You Are Now In Bedford Falls

These are my favorite photos from my birthday party

So if you haven't hear by now, I turned 30 last week. But the most amazing thing that happened was that Jen, Stu and Shelli planned a surprise birthday party. And it was so much fun. It was so great. I was having so much fun, but then they said that they had another surprise for me. And everyone pitched in a bought me a Wii. Wow. I got a little teary. If you want to see a video check out Stu's blog. It felt like my George Bailey moment.