30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day 2 A Poem Inspired by the Song That Was Number 1 on The Day You Were Born

For me, the song was "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby and the Romantics.  I just focused on the word ruby, and it led me here:

Pearl & Ruby

Her ring, a pearl beside a ruby.
You know that when she goes,
sister gets the jewelry.
Not that you’d begrudge her
nor wish death upon your mother,
but the fact remains that surely
baby sister loves that jewelry