Shoulda never ate
chocolate-dipped ghost peppers
before bed last night.
Snuggled, curled, drifting…
I had the craziest dream!
Me, a mop-topped bug.
My mates and I, dressed
in slick black suits, up on stage
singing our hearts out.
Birds flocked, flapped, screamed.
Unreal, we finished and bowed
at the waist, smiling.
Morning now, awake
I can’t wait to tell my mates
New way to get dates!
Lillian, I couldn’t get the website to work for me. I put the birth date in and when I clicked the search button it went back to the default date. I chose to tweak your challenge just a little bit and use George Harrison’s birthday instead of my own. George was born in the UK on 2/25/43; unfortunately the UK didn’t start charting #1 hits until a few years after that so I had to go to the US chart. The Billboard #1 Single on 2/25/43 was “I Had the Craziest Dream,” written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon and performed by Harry James and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest, and decided to go with that. Hoping this is ok.
Top Image of The Fab 4 bowing on stage at The Ed Sullivan Theater came from here.
Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics. Lillian says:
Here’s what to do:
- Use the link provided above to find out the #1 hits for every year you’ve celebrated your birthday.
- Choose at least one #1 hit and include it, using the exact wording of the song’s title, in your poem. Be sure to credit the song(s) and artist(s) at the end of your poem. You may or may not choose to share the year of the song….but do share the date!