Friday, April 09, 2010

Poetry Playing: Poem-a-Day #9 – Happy Birthday, Charlie!

April is Poetry Month. Write a poem-a-day.
The prompt for today is: Spring forward fall back.
This poem is dedicated to Charlie, who has a birthday today. Wish him a happy one.
Here’s my poem: A Birthday Ode to Amoeba
Life spring’s you forward
to another day older
but I think no less bolder
Your hair may fall back
and as an earlier riser
you seem more wiser
now take Quilly to the movies.
(Not my best effort, I grant, but the wishes are real.)
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April is poetry month.
Write a poem-a-day in April.
Tomorrow's prompt is up and you can catch up with the previous prompts.
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  1. Oh you are such a clever little poet you know that. :) Well done. :)

  2. Now this was absolutely beautiful! My husband, also named Charlie, has his birthday in 2 days! So Happy Birthday to your Charlie too :o)

  3. LOL! Charley will be startled by this I'm sure, but charmed just the same. He is off the hook for the movie thing though, he has play rehearsal as a legitimate excuse.

  4. Happy Birthday Charlie! I hate hair that falls back. I have some myself.

  5. Often, in fact, more bold as we age.

  6. Oh, Dahling, I fear that attempting to write a poem a day would be too much of a burden at this point. I am having difficulty enough penning Weird Wonderland, my lovely script for Script Frenzy. But I do commend you upon your mighty efforts!

  7. That was a great poem! Thank you for sharing and hosting this. I don't see where your prompt is for tomorrow? I am not always privy to getting around the sites. Anyway TGIF and Happy Birthday to Charlie. I started writing a poem a day on the sixth, and just add them to that posting as I write. I want to thank you for your hard work and dedication to writing, supportive style and writing fellowship! It's really been great having your and this writing communities fostering fellowship.

  8. Cute. Hair that falls back is preferable to hair that spikes up, IMHO.

    Many happy returns to Charlie.

    masterymistery at cosmic rapture

  9. LOL! I wonder if he did? Take Quilly to the movies?