Tuesday, April 09, 2013

365 Poems in 365 Days: Just Name Your Baby

 Number 49 I wrote to congratulate some friends on the arrival of their newborn. This continues my obsession with the pantun. The official version, which I printed out in card form and sent in the post has a mistake in it, so it's rarity value will no doubt only improve it.

I have still not been informed of the child's name. I can only hope that some form of it has five syllables and rhymes with something we might do in eighteen years. UPDATE: He does.

Welcome to the world [Insert Name Here]
You're too young to understand my verse
In eighteen years [We'll drink some beer]
Your Mum and Dad will likely yell and curse

You're just too young to understand my verse
If you knew I'm sure you would scream and cry
Your Mum and Dad will likely yell and curse
If they thought I'd brought tears to your eyes

If you knew I'm sure you would scream and cry
For what life holds for every person born
If they thought I'd brought tears to your eyes
This poem should have been ripped up and torn

For what life holds for every person born
In eighteen years [we'll drink some beer]
This poem should have been ripped up and torn
Welcome to the world [Insert Name Here]

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