It’s Day 1 for the 2012 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Most Sunday’s aren’t included, but this one day is, because it’s the first day of April! No foolin’!
What shall I begin with, but the letter
It was a little sing-song chant,
In time with skips and steps.
A game to tell the future.
Mapping lives while skipping rope.
Skipped in two-count meter, and
Intoned in breathless rhythm.
Every future was a happy life
With husband and a trade.
Amiable Alice and affable Alan,
Beautiful Betty and balding Bob,
(Etc.), Alphabetically ordered lives,
So much easier with a plan
Each little girl would take her turn
And each knew how it would be
Alice, Betty, Christine, and Debbie
A settled life with a handsome man.
Such perfect dreams by hopeful girls
Made while skipping rope.
Life is ever so much easier
When you have a solid plan.
One letter down – twenty-five to go. It is enough. . .