Saturday, November 3, 2012
I'm attending a baptism in less than an hour, so I've gotta get this Saturday Centus done in a hurry! Thankfully, Jenny has eased my way with a phrase that got my creative juices flowing pretty well this morning. She has given us 100 words plus the prompt (in italics, below) to get the job done.
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson
"Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November."
This I muttered to myself,
pulling pamphlets off the shelf.
My eyes teared up at thoughts of June
(my daughter's name) and all too soon
her wedding date. It can't be true.
Just yesterday, the kid was two!
I'd saved brochures and books galore
but now I yearn to bar the door
and keep her under lock and key
(or send her to a nunnery).
How did the years fly by so fast?
I thought this day would be a blast,
but it's a bust. My heart may burst!
That's why I choose June 31st.
PS. I should clarify that this is not autobiographical. My daughter married at the age of 30, so we had lots of time with her. When the day came to choose her wedding date, I was nothing but delighted.