All our dates

CalendarFrom the Poetic Asides blog:
For today’s prompt, write a historic poem. It could be a poem about a landmark event, specific battle, an era in time, or whatever you consider a historic happening.

All our dates
will be overshadowed
by history
with Nine-Elevens,
December Sevenths,
July Fourths,
and Cincos de Mayo.

Your birthday
will always be shared
with Shakespeare,
mine with L.B.J.

But I still remember
every date of import,
every first, every last,
from the night you appeared
unexpected at my door
to the day the papers
were signed and stamped
by the judge.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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