or “Thank our Lucky Stars”; from Part II of The New House of Fame by Paul “Whitberg” Burgess
By serving nations and society,
You’ll justify your fame (if not your birth).
You’ll teach the youth of safe sobriety
By driving drunk on alcoholic mirth–
Then paying fines with promised piety
and volunteering hours of boundless worth.
In ads, you’ll tell the children, “Stay in school!”
While proving that it pays to be a fool.
I love your poems.
I’ve nominated you for a Most Inspiring Blogger Award. http://lucciagray.com/category/blogging-awards/ I’m not sure if you like receiving Awards. I hope you can accept, but if you can’t accept, that’s fine. I just want you to know you are inspiring!
I am thrilled whenever someone enjoys my work enough to nominate me. Encouragement from readers is what inspired me to keep writing poetry. Before May, I thought of myself as a prose essayist with no poetic ability. Thank you so much!
Thank you for your poems:-)
I will post the award sometime in the next few days. Again, thank you so much!
While discussing Victorian lit. with a colleague, I mentioned that I had come across a continuation of *Jane Eyre*:) I will direct her to your book on Amazon.
Thank you 🙂