Monday, April 13, 2015

Still accurate in theme but not in time

Been collecting quotes since nineteen eighty-seven,
Be collecting them 'til the day I go to Heaven—
And if by chance it's to the contrary,
Here's hoping Hell has a great library!

—Terri Guillemets

Note: I wrote this in August 2000, back when I had estimated 1987 to be the start of my quotation collecting habit. Later, I came across the actual Scarlet Letter essay I wrote in junior high school—the book that got me hooked on quotes—and it was dated 1986. So then I had to 'eighty-six' this fun little poem from my bio page in 2012. I've yet to attempt a rewrite rhyming the proper year, although 'Styx' has great literary potential!

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