By Michael Seese
Last year, I entered a poem in the (radio station) WCLV annual Valentine's Day Love Poem Contest.
I didn't win. I didn't even place in the top 10. Did that stop me from trying again?
So here is this year's entry, "City Of Light."
September stroll, Champs-Élysées,
Mona Lisa, café au lait,
Place du Tertre, al fresco dine,
Le Moulin Rouge, fountains of wine.
Our honeymoon down by the Seine,
"We will return. Some day." And then...
The babies came: one, two, then three,
Bottle feeding, Band-Aid knee,
Soccer practice, violin,
Homework, laundry. What's that? Sleep in?
Play, bath, story, then kiss goodnight.
Our home, our own City Of Light.
(Gee, I wonder why I thought of Paris.)
My wife said "Awwww" when she read it.
It's due tonight (or was it last night? no matter; I sent it Saturday) at midnight. Wish me luck.