Mary Angela Douglas


Let's Have A Party! - Poem by Mary Angela Douglas

let's have a party! the cardboard invitation read,
so highly coloured, with its five balloons
in primary colours, and two secondary.

we'll have fun and party favors too and
little hats with silver streamers.
come as princesses, or dukes or kings

prepared to eat pink ice cream!
to fight just paper dragons red as the sun.
and when we're done, there's a centerpiece

like pirate's treasure. you can rummage in,
every one! they'll be no more bills hereafter!
shout if from the crepe paper rafters

we'll be free to build our playhouses by
the stream and use our monopoly money
boundlessly at the candy stores.

heck. we'll buy them and give them to the poor
in striped sacks full of the delights
especially toffee wrapped in chocolate, bits

of caramel in raspberry foil.
no more of toil, hard lessons learned or algebra.
it's the world's birthday! everyone gets presents;

a generous slice of cake with the buttercream rose.
and free piano lessons!

mary angela douglas 30 july 2014

Topic(s) of this poem: Birthday


Comments about Let's Have A Party! by Mary Angela Douglas

  • Marie Shine Marie Shine (4/11/2016 8:00:00 AM)

    Wow! What a most unusual poem, dear Mary! What a wonderful imagination gives birth to the idea of having a party to celebrate the world's birthday, where everybody gets gifts and a generous slice of cake + free piano lessons. Simply superb! That would surely be a fun day for everybody to enjoy, dear Mary and you have finely depicted all the reasons why everybody would have s really wondrous day which would be spoken of for many years to come, perhaps forever as the story would be passed down from generation to generation I imagine. The part would be made possible by every person bringing a gift of food or drink or decorations, something they contribute to the party and share with everybody else. It would be a wonderful day to be enjoyed and shared with love, with gratitude to God, Mother Nature and to each other. I love the idea! Your wonderful imagination has created it and made it possible, Mary. Gratitude to you also, for sharing this amazing and fascinating write. Thank you again, dear Mary... (Report) Reply

    Mary Angela Douglas Mary Angela Douglas (4/11/2016 9:33:00 AM)

    Dear Marie Shine your comments here made me so happy because you exactly caught the feeling that I had writing the poem and thinking of the world the way God meant it to be for us His children and you are surely a true daughter of Ireland to add the most beautiful cherry on top of the whipped cream on the ice cream sundaes at the celebration of the happy story of it being passed down from generation to generation as a happy memory forever. It made me think so often sad things are remembered and passed down but it is the happy memories we should shore up and I deeply thank you for truly understanding the heart of my party pink happy birthday world poem! I think Heaven will be like that all the time.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014



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