She chose a lucky-charmed life,
chocolate chip tolls
in the gluten-free lane.
Driveway décor, night-time too,
rainbow arrow from street to door.
Somewhere-over-the always nearby.
Merry she is, poppin’ about,
never in knots, no-sayer not.
Upside-up, never down-side down.
Lover of music, coda in place
3/4 time is far too slow.
Give her 6/8 and she rushes the gait.
Zingin’ along on her hubby’s zither
strummin’ those dum do-diddley-dos.
She rocks-a-hill billy rockin’ toon
never the deja-vu blues.
Paul hosts dVerse today, the cyber pub for poets. He’s asking us to mix up our language a bit….forget the grammarian rules. So, read the title aloud. This poem is about Ms. Ima, as in I’m A. And her last name is Character 🙂 I really had fun with this one. How many of the allusions can you catch here? Toll-House chocolate chips, a cereal choice, a famous Julie Andrews movie and a famous Judy Garland song, a number of musical references RE music notation, and a country musical instrument. And yep, that’s me in the photo. A number of years ago goofing around with my grand kids. So I guess you could say, I’m a character too!