• Tony Frobisher

53rd Lap of the Sun

53rd Lap of the Sun


53rd lap of the sun

Mid point in the life race

Begun before man stood

On the moon and the

Gaia Hypothesis had not

Entered public consciousness


53rd lap of the sun

That started while young

Men waged a futile war in

'Nam, and 53 years of 'peacetime'

Have seen constant conflicts

And a planet never at peace


53rd lap of the sun

When my first cries rang out

As the cries for justice for

Martin Luther King, 3 months gone,

Continued to ring out, I have a dream

Yet 53 years on, the fight for equality goes on


53rd lap of the sun

When the world was a changing

And people were a travelling

And a ravaging and destroying

Its one and only resource

And now look at us, how the climate's changed


53rd lap of the sun

When the Beatles White Album

Went Back to The USSR with

Dear Prudence as her Guitar Gently Wept

And the songs have hardly aged

But the years like Blackbirds wings have learned to fly


53rd lap of the sun

Begun in Bundes Republik Deutschland

By way of Hong Kong, and Indonesia

And Malaysia and England's green and

Every changing land,

But still here. Following the sun.


53rd lap of the sun

The next half of life

Underway, a wealth of experience

Gathered with aging bones, aching joints,

And decades of every possible emotion.

But still here. Following the sun.


A poem on my 53rd birthday


Born on 27th July 1968 in Hanover Germany, raised and schooled and experienced in life over 5 decades in Hong Kong, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia and England's green and changing land.





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