d’Verse Poets Pub- When’s Your Birthday? April 11th

Choose at least one #1 hit (on your birthday) and include it, using the exact wording of the song’s title, in your poem. Be sure to credit the song(s) and artist(s) at the end of your poem. You may or may not choose to share the year of the song….but do share the date!

Ever since I was a little kid,
I’ve been hooked on a feeling
That Nature is proof of God.

I spent countless hours
Watching the sky, sniffing, and listening.
Relishing all my senses.

I came to, now, know,
Nature answers the questions
That God wants us to ask.

Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede was #1 for only one week in 1974 encompassing my 18th birthday on April 11th.

Open Link Night d’Verse Poets Pub- Working It Out

A racket started in a shed
‘Tween a shovel and a rake,
They each felt top importance
A choice they ought to make.

The shovel flexed its muscles,
Claimed lifting’s all it takes.
Retorting was the other,
“No holes are made by rakes!”

The battle raged for hours.
All the gauges got the ‘hots’.
The hose became incontinent,
Rope hammock was in knots.

“Enough!” a shadow shouted.
The hoe cried, “It’s the broom!”
“I brush things up inside and out.”
Then it swept across the room.

It was never really settled
Which tool held the most clout.
If your shed remains real quiet,
Just know they worked it out.

Open Link Night #291 | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

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reBirth – A Quadrille

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Peel away the years…

Your teeth tighten.
Your posture’s straight, and eyes brighten.

Peel away the years…

Grow trees from seed.
Grow luscious hair, your mind is freed.

Peel away the years…

You try to walk.
You grow a tooth, and babble talk.



It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub… A 44-word Quadrille including some form of the word peel is on tap.