Its Monday (already). Time for the Monday Morning Question:
In "honor" of April Fool's Day coming up this week, what was the best April Fool's joke played on you or that you played on someone else?
I'm not much of a jokester, but one thing came to mind.
Sometimes I make a resolution, on New Years Day, to write a poem every day of the coming year. I was doing this in 2003 and decided to have some fun on April Fool's Day. Here's the poem I wrote before going to work that morning, and sent to the friends on my "daily poem list". Needless to say, I had quite a bit of e-mail that evening when I got home from work.
(c) copyright April 1, 2003
There'll be no more poetry heading your way.
I'm tired of thinking so hard every day.
I won't be constantly making things rhyme:
I've better things I can do with my time.
I have decided no one really cares
To hear my opinions and problems and prayers.
I have found much better things I can do
Than write all this garbage and wish it on you.
Yes, you will miss it at first, I am sure.
Even bad poetry has its allure,
But later I think you will sigh with relief
And thank the good Lord my career has been brief.
Now, with that said, I will drop out of sight
Never again to sweat bullets and write.
My poems are wasted attempts, as a rule:
Now that I've said this...
WAKE UP!!! April fool!!!