Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Moods--Friday 13

Friday 13!!!! Psssst.

Oh my gawd! Friday the thirteenth came and went and I didn't even notice. I usually remain quietly at home, (That's more difficult now that I know home is where most of the accidents happen.) waiting for the toll of midnight that announces the "all clear."
I'm excessively superstitous about thirteen of anything, but Friday the thirteenth is the worst. So, how come I had a normal, possibly dull, day last Friday ? Hmmm. 

BEWARE OF ANYTHING LADDERY
I even went back to see if I wrote anything that might be bad, terrible, really rotten on that day. I didn't. Do you suppose my paraskevidekatriaphobia has gone away?  And if that's the case, does it mean I can treat the 13th like any other day? This is a whole new world for me. This inspires me to write poetry. Please don't sigh like that, okay? 

Ode to Friday 13

At last your ghastly power wanes
I'm freed from all those yearly pains.
No longer will I duck and hide
     when number 13 doth abide.
No longer will I garlic strew
     when doors I open onto you.
No longer will I cringe and cry
    when feline black comes at my side.
Those ladders, yes, bring them on
    I prepare to scale those all anon.
One reservation still I hold. 
Submitting stories I am told,
   to agents, editors is too bold.
When 13 is the page and day
   my better judgement has the sway.
I'll wait for 14 to arrive
   then query quickly all my five. 
Ah, dear Friday please leave me be
   I'm writer-weary as you can see.
   
   
There. That wasn't so bad, was it? Please say no or lie.
  



32 comments:

  1. Best Friday the 13th poem EVER. Thanks for the giggle and the official term for the phobia.

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  2. Thanks for the laugh! It's usually just another day for me.

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  3. LOL! 13 is lucky in my house. My sweetie was born on a number 13, when it lands on a Friday, we celebrate extra!

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  4. Great poem! Friday the 13th snuck up on me this year too! I have a friend who had a black cat born on Friday the 13th and he named the cat Friday. Unfortunately, the cat wasn't lucky. I am quite superstitious too! Glad the 13th was good to you!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hah! I love it. What a fun post, Lee! :)

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  6. Yes. You can treat friday 13 like any other day!

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  7. Great ode to 13 and Friday the 13th. I didn't even notice the date.

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  8. Love it! And love that you used 'anon' - that word doesn't get enough use nowadays :)

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  9. Fantastic ode to Friday the 13th. I had a strange post that day to go with the usual vibes :
    http://www.rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/2012/01/old-year-was-dyingfridays-romantic.html

    It got the chills out writing about them! LOL. Roland

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  10. I try not to think about. I'm not superstitious, but when I was younger something always happened to me on Friday the 13th. I was in a car accident one year, fell off a fence and knocked the wind out of me one year, had a mean trick played on me in high school one year. It wasn't my favorite day. Now, I ignore it so it can't get me. :)

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  11. I don't need to lie to say I like it!

    I like Friday the 13th. Because I write fantasy, it reminds me of the fun I have in my stories. I'm a huge fan of Halloween too.

    Glad you had a safe 13th.

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    2. I love Halloween as long as those ghosts and goblin behave or at least don't jump out at me.

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  12. That was awesome! I had a great day on the 13th. Received a clear biopsy. Maybe I should have queried too!

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  13. What better way to conquer your superstitions about Friday the 13th than to write a lovely poem? Good job! Maybe the next Friday the 13th won't seem too scary, either? ; )

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  14. Uh oh, you're in for two more Friday the 13ths this year! Love the poem too.

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    1. Two! Drat. I remember one year there were like four. I think that's just too much, don't you?

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  15. I think there's a story there . . . about fearing something and then facing it w/out knowing it . . . or something like that? (found your blog thru inluvwithwords)

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  16. Love the poem! Looks like you're get another chance to use it this year, too.

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    1. I just found that out, Talli. Rats! More angst.

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  17. I didn't realize it was Friday the 13th either, until someone tweeted about it! Glad you made it through free and clear! And that poem rocks! Love it!

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  18. Fun poem, Lee! This one slipped past me, too.

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  19. Fun poem, Lee! This one slipped past me, too.

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  20. Actually I think it was an awesome poem! But don't fear 13! It's a lucky number too. :D

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    1. You so a paranormal girl. Of course, 13 has to have luck attached.

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  21. I really enjoyed this clever poem! I've been trying to comment here for days, but I haven't been able to get through. I think this is the first poem I've ever read from you, and I hope to see more. Julie

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  22. The garlic strewn made me smile!! I don't consider myself superstitious at all, but I still wouldn't query on Friday the 13th. Just in case, you know. :)

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  23. Your poem does so move me
    To tears of joy and glee!
    May this unpronounceable word
    paraskevidekatriaphobia
    Begone and forever leave er.. ya!
    :-)

    Take care
    x

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