Silly Poems with Terry

As part of the A to Z challenge I will be posting a new silly poem each day during the month of April. This was suggested by Cindy at

Each day will feature a letter of the alphabet. The thought of using the omegabet did cross my mind but I decided against it as it doesn’t, then, match the URL nor does it have 26 letters which is important as you may read later if (you stop reading here then you won’t but you shouldn’t really be reading this bit. I mean it. Stop.) you do carry on.

I’m going to do this for several reasons which I’ve thoughtfully provided below in a list:

  • in celebration of a long awaited Spring
  • the first day of the month of April is an exceedingly silly day at any rate
  • there are 26 letters in the alphabet and that will lead, naturally enough, to the 26th of April which is a special day in my life as it will be my 30th Anniversary (shared, coincidentally, with the 30th Anniversary of my wife, wow, small world)
  • because it isn’t there yet (× 26)
  • silly poems are not written enough

Romance matured

I eat dinner
at the kitchen table.
Or watching a movie.
Or standing up.

And I enjoy that.
If I think of it
at all.

You can’t eat romance
and flowers are probably poisoned
by some pesticide.
Candles put out CO2.
(But I dabble in all of those from time to time.)

You could say this
of our relationship
is old hat, needs new life, lack a certain pizzazz.

We’ve grown and achieved
accumulated comfort,
raised kids.
That’s all in the past
but they’ve marked us
with their stamp.

And we live on
perhaps to create
to learn/relearn
what remains unmarked
and unaccustomed
and unenjoyed.

We do our own
help others
make something better
if we can
but enjoy the
at the kitchen table
or living room
or standing up.

Just so.


-this is a response to the song “I Eat Dinner (When The Hunger’s Gone)” words and music by Kate McGarrigle which was done so beautifully on the album Heartbeats Accelerating and by (Kate’s son) Rufus Wainwright and Dido. I love listening to this sad song but, usually, the lyrics just don’t apply to me. Romance is only part of a relationship to me.