And no, there is no punch line here. I just wanted to send out a very happy birthday to my youngest boy, The Monkey Prodigy. Today he turns 17.
I am really not sure how that happened. I think he was no older than nine just yesterday. And now he’s getting into jazz he says. Very cool. Time to get him out to the Bull Run Inn on a Monday night to hear Steve Mitchell, Challie Holmes and the rest of the musicians jam.
Among the poets who were pushing themselves to write poems in April, Micah has done a little writing of his own. For Poetry Month and Earth Day combined, he wrote this little piece on . . . well, earth . . . and worms. I like it very much, and I’m a bit envious of his cleverness.
My friend John over at Poetically Versed mentioned the poem this week, and made a comparison to it and the style of Angel Gonzalez, as evidenced in this poem. The similarity in voice and dark humor put a smile on my face. It’s always a thrill to hear someone talk about the awesomeness of my sons. And they are three awesome guys.
Oh my . . . it just hit me, one of Micah’s brothers, The Man with the Blue Guitar will hit a second decade this summer. Catch me, I think I’m gonna fai . . . (THUD)
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Hope he had a lovely day !
Happy Birthday, MP!
It’s finally happened…the answer my brain offered was: I don’t know what comes after sweet 16, but enjoy the heck out of it because it goes faster than you can imagine. Sheesh, yesterday *I* was 17 — any time now I’ll be giving socks as birthday presents… 🙂
You will, yes, and they will be two sizes too small. That’s how my grandmother did it. 😉
…hi David… happy birthday Micah! ye know i was 15 when i really started discovering my passion in writing… and at first it was really difficult for i wasn’t really so fluent in using english as my secondary tongue… well sending me to an exclussive school truly helped a lot in me dealing with my english since i got to face & interact with diff people from diff countries… it was just nice to know or meet someone who can start writing good at a young age… well keep on motivating him in discovering this natural art hidden within us & waiting to be unleashed…. thanks for the kind words other day both at dverse & my page… genuinely appreciate it… smiles…
You are very welcome, Kelvin. They were honest words I said. And thank you!
How is it that we parents are unable to count without skipping numbers…especially when it comes to the age of our children….best wishes to your son.
I notice he grows a foot taller every time I don’t see him for a week too. he defies science.
Well, after Sweet Sixteen comes Salacious Seventeen of course. Just to make parents sweat and worry. 🙂
Don’t make me cross “The Pond” and smack you.
Ah, yesterday I was sixteen and now … oh well, we won’t talk about that. Suffice it to say my “boy” is approaching middle-age. Yikes!
Happy birthday, Micah.
David, I love how supportive you are of you children and the joy you take in them. We’d like to think everyone’s that way but – no – unfortunately not.
Checking out the links you embedded now.
Happy Sunday, David.
Poem on …
Why, thank you for that, Jamie. That really does mean a great deal.
smiles…happy belated birthday to him…and i rather like jazz as well..playing the saxophone…and cool on him writing poetry as well…ah…you can’t start early enough…really cool
Agreed! I think he’s got a great head start on his old man. The stuff I wrote at his age was truly awful! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Claudia!