43. Golden Wedding Toast
© Bruce Goodman 29 September 2017
(The poetic form selected for this month is the English or Shakespearean sonnet.)
At minus two degrees it’s just like summer,
At least that summer fifty years gone by.
Let’s face it folks, that summer was a bummer;
It made the global warming stuff a lie.
Fifty years ago my girl was ice;
She told me straight, go jump into the lake.
Some other things she said weren’t quite as nice.
I took the plunge and stayed, for goodness sake!
Well, next she entered riding on a high horse
Just as autumn leaves were shedding gold;
She sneered and said go take a hike, of course.
So once again I stepped out in the cold.
A toast to icy days when we were young;
Yet winter's snug because she's summer's sun!