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Birthday Wish

A flick of your wrist,
Lurking with style.
A pick you would twist
Smirking a smile.

It’s not what you said,
Inflictions bear fear
It is what you bled,
Depictions are clear.

A Hallmark greeting
For a birthday Dear
Ought to be pleasing
Not a swordplay jeer.

About this poem

I wronged someone and so I got a mean birthday card that year. Thus the poem.

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Written on June 11, 2008

Submitted by Oceanloveisland on November 17, 2022

Modified on April 23, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 259
Words 55
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

Amanda East

I grew up in Utah. I have four kiddos. I am now in a healthy happy relationship. I am spiritual, but not religious. I love thinking deeply about the purpose of life. more…

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  • Symmetry58
    Well, one thing is for damn skippy - Amanda East has got the gift.
    LikeReply 14 months ago


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