Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Fools -- an April Fools' Day poem

APRIL FOOLS
by
Gregory K.

Someone took my toothpaste tube and filled it up with jam.
Someone changed my sandwich into fluffernut-and-ham.
Someone laced my sneakers so they tie down by my toes.
Someone changed the vacuum so it doesn't suck, it blows.
Someone poured the sugar out and filled the bowl with salt.
Someone messed up all the clocks and made it seem my fault.
For me today, I have to say, it's nervousness that rules....
Since all that happened yesterday and now it's April Fools'!



(I'm posting an original poem-a-day through April in celebration of National Poetry Month. Links to this and other poems here on GottaBook (and there are lots of others, because poetry is NOT just for April) are collected over on the right of the blog under the headline "The Poems".)

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23 comments:

Disco Mermaids said...

Aaaaaaand...you're off!!!

Can't wait to read your always wonderful poems for the next 30 days straight.

- Jay

Gentle Reader said...

Great start! Kids and husband are giggling at our house...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Greg,

How is Digger holding up in your household?

I gave you a shoutout on the disco mermaid blog.

Sold my picturebook to Putnam about he Coney Island Mermaid Parade, you were in LA for the omens that occured along the way towards the sale. Just finished my art deadline. May 08 release.

How are you?

Melanie Hope Greenberg

Gregory K. said...

Melanie!!! Good Morning, Digger has held up very well, thanks. How could it not?

Congrats on hitting the art deadline... and being almost within a year of publication on the Mermaid Parade book. Very exciting, indeed, and not just cuz I was there for the omens (and for the Mermaids at their finest).

Elaine Magliaro said...

Gregory,

I love your poem-a-day idea for National Poetry Month. I am going to join you in posting thirty original poems in April at my brand new blog, Wild Rose Reader--which I just launched this morning.
I plan to post my first poem this evening.

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com

Happy Poetry Month...and may your muses be with you!

Anonymous said...

Yo bro,

Thanks for that plug! You Rawk!

Loved the poem , tee-hee.

Yes, Disco Mermaids winning the gold was one of the omens along the way. The DM appear in the book. You were at Ground Zero bringing me luck, thanks. Working with Tim Travaglini, he's the best, got the bohemian vision right off. Have met so many mermaids and neptuines on this journey. Big time fun.

Regarding Digger.........thought your son would have moved on by now ;-)

Melanie

Kelly Fineman said...

Awesome poem, Greg.

I'm not posting original poems (something about cows and free milk always comes to mind when I consider it), but I will be doing poetry-related postings every day again this year.

Gwen said...

In honor of Poetry Month, I posted my first ever poem -- a Fib of course. What an outstanding creation you have devised. I am sure there will be more to come.

Nancy said...

1 down, 29 to go. Very nice!

Gregory K. said...

Way to go, Gwen! And Elaine, I'm happy you're joining me in the nuttiness. I suspect Wild Rose Reader will be a daily read long after April is over....

Cat said...

Excellent start, indeed! Can I post it on my blog with a link to yours?

Gregory K. said...

Sure, Cat... as long as my name stays as author, too!

Rita said...

Hilarious!!

ReadingTub said...

Oh, so funny ... and so many hours left in the day to try them.

carli said...

Really cute poem. I just posted a haiku on Twitter, hope you can find it.

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wellversedmom said...

Lovely poem, and lovely poem-a-day idea.

I *thought* about trying to post a new poem each day in April on my blog, too, but....

I'm going to shoot for one every other day.

Or every other other day...

-The Well-Versed Mom
http://wellversedmom.wordpress.com/

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Alina said...

Love it. Funny, though, that if we're talkin' slang, "suck" and "blow" basically mean the same thing. ;)

I'm off to post a poem to my blog. Gotta celebrate the month--and the day.

Kate Best said...

hi i need an april fools poem for school could i use something like urs

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Elodie Tessier said...

hello,

Educational French publisher, www.editionsdidier.fr, we are currently working on a collection of english textbooks entitled "Enjoy english 5°". In a chapter, we would like to reprint an extract from one of your poems. Could you please contact me at the following email address?
Thank you very much for your help.
best regards,
etessier@editions-didier.fr

Elodie Tessier said...

hello,

Educational French publisher, www.editionsdidier.fr, we are currently working on a collection of english textbooks entitled "Enjoy english 5°". In a chapter, we would like to reprint an extract from one of your poems. Could you please contact me at the following email address?
Thank you very much for your help.
best regards,
etessier@editions-didier.fr