Create-a-Holiday Day

for a prompt from

ButterSideUP Day

It’s ButterSideUP Day  make some noise
++++++ make rattles and clangs
++++++ whoooooo-eeeeeee!
It’s ButterSideUP Day  sing an upside song
++++++ sing the Butterside anthem, and-a-one, two
+++++++++++++hey, hey, hey
+++++++++++++mi mi mi mimimimimimimiiiii
Fill the streets with bells and cymbals,
paper combs, and pennywhistles; sail around the world.  Take a ride, boys:

+++++++++++++ohm mama ohm mama ohm mama ohm
+++++++++++++ohm mama ohm mama ohm mama ohm

Paint the world in polka dots and leaning stripes
sunny yellow orange and black and robins’ egg

Feast on silly messy food
paint your face with cheetos
and sugar powders, pink and blacklight blues

Dance if you can; if you can’t dance,
stomp; if you can’t stomp, whistle, hoot or
clap, snap, thump; and think ButterSideUP.

Every body must get
Butter Side Up.


Well.  I’m not real thrilled with the poem.  Some bits tickle me, though, and I like the name.  Took for-ever to come up with anything (that I could consider PG)

MONDAY PROMPT / February 21

This week is your chance to create your own festival, holiday or annual celebration, or to write the anti- of any of them — real or imagined — as a poem.

a few of my discards:

Chicken or egg day
Out of your mind day
Dissatisfaction day
Blame it on Alpha Centauri
frosting day, crusty day
time travel, brainstorm, revise your life day
Luck of the draw day

Luck of the draw day

+++++ buy a ticket
+++++ for a dollar: luck of the draw
the machine may
eat your money: luck of the draw
+++++ scratch off one of
+++++ seven numbers: luck of the draw
no one knows what’s
in your future: luck of the draw



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