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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

My Mayday


When new engaged, my man and me, the toughest thing for us,
Was trying to decide a date. We’d much to be discussed.
“All girls hope for June,” he said. “And you must want it, too.”
I shrugged cause what I looked for was the whole thing to be through.
Then dad, a man direct and kind, took both of us aside,
“You know you want to marry and to be a groom and bride,
“And June is months away. You, each, the other one adores,
“You know you want to marry, what th’hell you waiting for?”
We blinked. Then saw he had a point, my wise and forthright Pa,
“What are we waiting for?” he asked. (Dad’s future son-in-law.)
And so we moved the wedding up by eight and forty days,
To May the first, in point of fact. Or May-Day, to rephrase.
And here’s the funny part because my goofy, Charming Prince...
I hope it’s love, but he has hollered ‘Mayday’! ever since.


Each month, our Karen and her team
We all write poems on a theme,
And now, you see, it's up to you
To go and read the others, too!


Karen of Baking In A Tornado: May Day, Mayday
Dawn of Cognitive Script: May Day

16 comments:

  1. Ha ha. He's lucky to have you and I bet he knows it!

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  2. Gotta love a man with a sense of humour! I think you struck the jackpot in that regard, Diane :)

    It's so nice to see a new post from you!

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    1. I DO love that man, Jenny! He is a jackpot! (I think he would agree with the 'pot' part! ) ;)

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    2. You sure you don't mean 'crack' pot????lol

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  3. Oh my gracious this is outstanding. I over and over love your turns of phrase!

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    1. And you have just made my day, Lydia! :) Thank you so much!

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  4. As usual, Diane, your dad gives wise counsel. Love the May Day motif! So cute.

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    1. I can still remember his face when he said this. Priceless!
      And Karen does good work on her motifs (motiffs? Motifes?), doesn't she?! ;)

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  5. Missed your sweet stories. Sounds like you aren't competing with everyone else's anniversaries, either. A nice win-win.

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  6. Good point, why wait when you don't have to?

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    1. You are wise like my dad! (The best compliment I can think of!)

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  7. Fantastic poetry!
    :) gwingal

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