An I.O.U For A Weeble’s Birthday Ode

I had intended a sterling post
Replete with metaphors galore
To send Madame Weebles a birthday toast
In return for hers a fortnight before.

But my headaches had more
Of intrusion in store
Then aught for which I was ready.
My poor pain-wracked brain
Wasn’t up to the strain.
(And the meds make my hands none too steady.)

I’m afraid this is all I can manufacture
A promissory note for her day.
When my skull’s not about to fracture,
I’ll create a much better wordplay.

So to the lady fair,
Who knows tools of the air,
With which great powers have warred,
A very Happy Birthday
May all things come your way,
and I hope I haven’t left you bored.

Happy Birthday, Madame! May this day bring you all you wish for, and may all your hopes be realised. And I WILL write you something in payback for your wonderful birthday tribute to me, as soon as I see only ONE computer in front of me!

Also, please visit LeClown at www.clownonfire.wordpress.com and Frank at www.afrankangle.wordpress.com, among many others who are doing tributes to this special lady.

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30 Responses to An I.O.U For A Weeble’s Birthday Ode

  1. Pingback: A™ Madame™ Weebles™ Magnificent™ Birthday™ | A Clown On Fire

  2. Le Clown says:

    John,
    Thank you for this.
    Here’s the link to Madame Weebles’ gigantic virtual birthday card:
    http://wp.me/p2bN9f-2dk
    Le Clown

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Thanks for sharing your wit for the celebration. Well done!

  4. If this is the kind of thing you come up with even when you are sick, then I am a wee bit jealous of you!

  5. Awesome poem, John! (Happy Birthday Weebs!!)

  6. Elyse says:

    Owwwwww. Feel better, John. Soon. We all miss you!

  7. unfetteredbs says:

    well done John! Even with a heavy head you can rock the words

  8. tom says:

    Hope you are feeling better. Fortunately, I personify the “No brains, no headaches” motto

  9. Elyse says:

    Hi John. I’m just checking in to say I hope you’re doing better! Much love and healthy vibes going your way.

  10. benzeknees says:

    I have nominated you for 2 out of 3 awards: http://benzeknees.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/award-season/
    Sorry John, you don’t qualify for one of the awards, but I couldn’t leave you out of the others.

    • Egads, TWO awards? You’re just bound and determined to make sure I don’t catch up with my backlog, ain’t ya? ;)
      Seriously, thanks! I’ll drop by and get them, either later today or tomorrow. :D

  11. Archon's Den says:

    I’m the one old enough to have studied at Shakespeare’s knee, and I can’t rhyme moon and June. How do you do it, Cliff’s Notes? Nice post. I thought I was your headache.

    • I don’t really know how I do it, the words just kinda pop into my head – when my brain isn’t suing for a trial separation.
      And you’re not my headache. You’re overshooting by oh, say, 3 feet – give or take. ;)

  12. nonnie9999 says:

    i think i might call you the bard from now on! well done!

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