A poem for Friday the 13th

No, today is not my birthday, but I did write this for my birthday back in April.

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13 is Not My Unlucky Number

You say Friday the 13th and spooky
in the same sentence. You say unlucky.
I say Friday the 13th and birthday.
Being born on the 13th day has its own burdens.

To see ill luck upon my special day
would be an unlucky omen, oxymoron.
Bad luck cancelling good? Imagine
what kind of birthday wishes I might
choose, blowing out candles in an ill wind.

I always counter the bad luck quotes.
My lucky number is often 13.

Carol A. Stephen

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15 thoughts on “A poem for Friday the 13th

  1. I can definitely understand why you would make 13 your LUCKY number. (And definitely no one would like to blow out candles in an ‘ill wind.’) I do agree that 13 is not spooky at all.

  2. I like this, especially the rhyme (“imagine”/”candles,” “wishes”/”in”/”ill”/”wind,” “kind”/”might”) and alliteration (“birthday”/”blowing,” “what”/”wishes”/”wind”):

    “Imagine
    what kind of birthday wishes I might
    choose, blowing out candles in an ill wind.”

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