Birthday Celebrations

I hope you loved your present,
I had me in mind when I got it.
It’s the thought that counts,
I hear.

I hope your birthday was grand
while you cared and served me.
You should honor me every day
of the year.

I hope you enjoyed your treats
but I’m glad you got mine first.
No celebration is complete
without a fish.

I hope you don’t expect much
since it was only one day.
The others belong to me;
get my dish.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018
Birthday Celebrations

Greeting Cards from Gilead

What better way to celebrate the upcoming festivities of Mother’s Day than with some greeting card ideas inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale?

Blessed be the fruit! Wait, you shouldn’t be reading… Banana on Google Android 9.0 PreviewTangerine on Google Android 9.0 Preview
Happy Mother’s Day! Now, you’ll never see your child again!
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For the woman who has everything… Here is another blue dress. Happy Mother’s Day!
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum Felix matrum dies
Greeting Cards from Gilead

The Chase

The chase left the woods
and crossed the river,
a safe haven,
a retreat,
an escape so clever.

Footsteps and hoof beats,
shouts of orders,
torches, pitchforks,
fear, loathing,
crossing borders.

Nighttime lingers
in the early dawn
as the sun peaks
slowly over the hills
to the bird’s song.

The chase was over
almost as soon as it began
but the sentiment
remains still
in those who still stand.

© Autumn Siders 2018
The Chase

Nobody

I’ve always been Nobody,
gratefully.

How dreary to think
I came close
just one time
to being
Somebody.

I don’t need riches
and I don’t need fame
but once it would be nice
to live without blame.

I’ll always be Nobody,
thankfully.

How hopeful you were
that I just might
turn out to be
the scapegoat
you needed.

I don’t want you
and I don’t want that life
but still the thought
of a day without strife.

I am Nobody,
hopefully.

© Autumn Siders 2018
Nobody