Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thought I'd Get Stoned On My Birthday

Marrakech Express, Morocco 2011

Thought I'd get stoned on my birthday
Found I didn't really have to try
Thought I'd get stoned on my birthday
Since my friends had all said good-bye

Thought I'd get stoned on my birthday
Thought it would be better than to cry
Man I felt alone on my birthday
Will I be so alone when I die?

Thought I'd get stoned on my birthday
Lovely though my family may be
Thought I'd get stoned on my birthday
And pretend I was just 33

Thought I'd get stoned on my birthday
Even though I knew it wouldn't last
Thought I'd get stoned on my birthday
and let the whole damn day just go past


– James H. Webb


What better way to recognize 4/20? Thought I'd Get Stoned On My Birthday first appeared at Hello Poetry and appears here with the author's permission.