Alison Cassidy
Melbourne, Australia
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A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry

Rating: 4.5
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
I think I'd better not because you'll say
'You silly cow, you know I hate the heat.
It makes me cross and grumpy, and I'll beat

The living daylights out of those who sigh
And dream beneath a cloudless summer sky.'
How sad for you, the Aussie eye of heaven
Shines hot and hellish from around eleven.
By three o-clock you're panting in the heat.
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Kedrix Udjoe 30 May 2020
This is a Very good sonnet from you dear poet
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Carola Hume 07 December 2018
a typical aussie poem about the heat! incorporated into a birthday poem. hahahah! i love it. just a point of observation, in your 2nd last verse, line 2 ' this blood summer....' i think should read - this summer... cheerio carola
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Carola Hume 07 December 2018
oops i left out a word. i'll start again, i think you meant your poem to read 'this summer....'
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Jerry Hughes 02 February 2010
What can I say 'cept thank you sweetheart, and apologise for being an old grump. Love you, Jez
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Andre Lopez 16 June 2008
one of the best birthday poem's i ever saw
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Ron Flowers 04 June 2008
What a delightful birthday poem, Alison.
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Original Unknown Girl 16 January 2008
Aw Allie... this is so lovely! As Fran says, not all sugary... just to the point and clearly written with much love for your friend and companion in life! And of course I love Shakespeare... so what't not to like with this fine sonnet? Bravo Allie! HG: -) xx
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Ewigi Liebe 09 January 2008
Allie, its a beautiful birthday sonnet for Jerry wonderful to read and I love how its flowing sweet tender words. Love Mary :) :)
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Francesca Johnson 08 January 2008
No soppy, sugary sweet words here. It's the real thing written, in your inimitable way, for a lovely man. Told with humour and realism. A wonderful read, Allie. And I send my best wishes to Jerry. Love, Fran xxx
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R H 05 January 2008
This is very good... no beating around the bush, you tell it as it is, a honest, humourous and romantic sonnet - the closing couplet resounds Allie...hope your day was a happy one jerry! justine xx
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Meggie Gultiano 05 January 2008
A marvelous and loving words to my handsome mentor here in PH... Happy Birthday Jerry! .May you always be handsome forever, not an old Fart..ha ha.Love you! ...Meggie And to Ali, a wonderful write, of course..i salute's my hug.....Meggie
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