Friday, April 26, 2013

365 Poems in 365 Days: For All Occasions

Number 53 is the poem I actually wrote on the card I sent congratulating my brother, partner and nephew on my nephew's arrival. It's okay, the first verse better I think. I don't do congratulation poems well. Maybe it's because poetry tends to let my inner seventeen year old out, so that they're either jokes or when sincere are gloomy because the world is a dark place, man.

Congratulations James, Britt and Felix
Welcome to the world my little nephew
If you want to reply just wave and kick
Or maybe let your parents speak for you.

I'm sure it won't take long to learn new tricks
And then the fun of growing up ensues
Learning, laughing, day by day, brick by brick
We'll all be surprised by how fast you grow.

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