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I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The U in You

ABC and 123 are all most common and often heard,
the first numbers and letters that in kindergarten we learned.

Remember in school they'd call your name alphabetically?
If the prize was sweet and we started with A, we'd celebrate with glee.

But if we were U like Ursula, you waited and waited and yawned.
And when your time finally came the best was usually gone.

But if instead we start at the end and not at the beginning,
there'd be a chance for UVW and 1 million and 3 to be grinning.

Prompted by Poets United: The Thursday ThinkTank: "The 3rd letter of your first name"

My first name is Lauri so the 3rd letter is U!!!

My poem is short and sweet and pays honor to the numbers and letters and the end, not the beginning.


  1. I like this, Lauri.  Your poem expresses a truth. Sometimes the letters at the beginning get all the honor.  Those at the end deserve them just as much!

  2. There! You had a comment already, so mine is only a belt and braces job to show you that we have lift off, Houston - or should that be '"U"-ston ? Full marks for braving the Blogger set up pages! LOL.

  3. That's right! It's about time... :)

    Thank you Mary! 

  4. Thank you Jinks! It works!! Yeah! 

    Yes, it was quite a challenge. I use disqus for commenting and I spent hours yesterday getting it to work. 

    Thanks so much for letting me know! 

  5. This is cute.  NIce to meet you~

  6. Oh I loved this and it's so true!

  7. Thank you Deborah! :) Bought time the end gets to start things! :)

  8. thank you and much obliged...the feeling is mutual! Hope to see you more around the poetic world. :)


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