September Birthdays – A Poem

September Birthdays
By R.S. McDonald
“It’s Labor Day!” You’re mother pronounced,
“Pack your bags, I want this child out!”
She had labored through summer, enduring the heat,
And now her reward – her child to meet!
A September birthday is great, it’s true,
With B-B-Q’s, corn-hole and picnics too!
A state fair might be your ticket for fun,
With carnival rides and every food under the sun!
But school’s back now and in full swing,
You get a class party and classmates to sing.
┬áIf your German, September’s the best,
for this is the month of Oktoberfest!
So bring on the polka, brats and beer,
And for hot apple strudel we give a loud cheer!
And if it’s your birthday even by chance,
We’ll make you do the chicken dance!
If your a farmer, its time to reap,
The wheat and barley and corn to keep.
The season is changing: a chill is in the air,
The fall flowers are blooming with fresh color and flair.
Southern migration September brings,
With hummingbirds and butterflies to Mexico wing.
We love fall with all its gain,
But brace yourselves for the hurricanes!
Dorian and Ivan have pounded our shores,
But we hunkered down and rebuild once more.
For the change of season can be explosive,
With violent storms on land or in the ocean.
But we count our blessings overall,
Because now it’s time for American football!
Whether you like college or pro, just pick your team, it’s time to go!
And high school games on a Friday night, bring out the fans to cheer on the fight! The cheerleaders jump and flip and leap, while the band keeps step to the drummer’s beat.
So happy birthday to you born in the first month of fall!
We’ll polka with you and raise our mugs tall.
We’ll sing your song both loud and hardy, while we eat buffalo wings at the tailgate party! Football and fans are fun it’s true, but nothing is better than celebrating you!
Happy Birthday!

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