A poem for Friday the 13th

No, today is not my birthday, but I did write this for my birthday back in April.

Circling Friday the 13th date on calendar with...

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13 is Not My Unlucky Number

You say Friday the 13th and spooky
in the same sentence. You say unlucky.
I say Friday the 13th and birthday.
Being born on the 13th day has its own burdens.

To see ill luck upon my special day
would be an unlucky omen, oxymoron.
Bad luck cancelling good? Imagine
what kind of birthday wishes I might
choose, blowing out candles in an ill wind.

I always counter the bad luck quotes.
My lucky number is often 13.

Carol A. Stephen