What do you See? – A forgotten birthday

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This poem was written for Helene Vaillant’s ‘What do you See?’ challenge. Click on the link below to see her post:

What do you See? May 28/2019

 

He was feeling rather sad and low,

And sorry with his lot,

Because although it was his birthday,

His friends, they’d all forgot.

He kicked his bedroom door ajar,

And banged upon his drum,

despite this being his special day,

he sulked and sucked his thumb.

He stalked about in a dreadful mood,

Like a scorpion with a sting,

He shouted at the postman when,

He failed to deliver anything.

In a fit of hurtful rage,

he presented an ultimatum

in a letter, he sat down and wrote,

I wouldn’t dare recite it out verbatim.

It clearly showed how out of sorts

And neglected he really felt,

Oh! what truly miserable hand

It was that fate had dealt.

And as the day had nearly closed

he entered the dining room,

and there, beside a papaya

he hadn’t wanted to consume,

he saw a birthday present,

wrapped up and tied with bows.

He heaved and sighed and then he cried

The tears ran down his nose.

Then jumping out of the shadows,

His friends sang out three cheers

And then quite prompt, they did applaud

Nearly deafening his ears.

It made him feel quite bashful

And filled with deep remorse,

He had doubted they

would remember his day,

When they clearly had, of course.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 31/May/2019

I have included the following word prompts:

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/three-things-challenge-pl106/

Today’s prompt: scorpion, drum, papaya

FOWC with Fandango — Verbatim

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/rdp-friday-prompt/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/your-daily-word-prompt-bashful-may-31-2019/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/applaud/

 

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21 thoughts on “What do you See? – A forgotten birthday”

  1. You wrote a colourful story…he felt sorry for himself and then came his surprise. Well done Kristian.

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