Dela Bobobee

Rookie - 13 Points (Aveyime-Battor, Volta Region, Ghana)

07 - 07 – 07 - Poem by Dela Bobobee

This morning a little child asked me
'What is today's date, Sir? '
'the seventh day of July,2007' I replied
and he said, ' Thank you, Daddy'
and he disappeared into oblivion

I looked for him but could not see him
the realization came as a great shock
and I broke down in tears on my knees
Oh my gracious, how can I overlook this

Today's date is a special one in our lives
this generation has witnessed what can never be
we cross over a millennium into another millennium
Never again can we see another subtle 07/07/07

What now reverberates in my mortal mind is
the way he said it, 'Thank you, daddy'
and a sad remorse flushed my throbbing heart
Oh my goodness, I did not thank my creator
when I woke up this morning hale and hearty

Oh Lord, permit me now to say a big thank you
and to all good and bad people I have met in life
for they are the harmony that made my lyrics a song
for in generations our paths may never cross again
when my digital clock read 07: 07: 07 and date 07/07/07
and I felt this special event will never happen again
at least not in our present lifetime I decided to share
this moment with future generations when I ‘m long gone

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Dela Bobobee©

Comments about 07 - 07 – 07 by Dela Bobobee

  • Lawrence Beck (3/29/2008 5:40:00 AM)

    You have no reason to regret. Maybe some kid will ask you the date this year on August eighth, or next year on September ninth. Larry (Report) Reply

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  • Paul Buttigieg (3/29/2008 5:38:00 AM)

    Clever..........never really thought about it but thanks for your insight.

    I just love the 07: 07: 07 on the 7th of July 2007
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 16, 2010

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