Not Just an Evite, Part II

April 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm (Uncategorized)

In an earlier post, I shared my ridiculous and time-consuming 90s birthday party invite.  This new masterpiece below is from my friend–a warrior poet, if you will–for his girlfriend’s big day.  The stakes have been raised for creative bday invitation poetry. This “obsolete electronic” thanks him for the printing rights.


“Though the Jazz Age continued, it became less and less of an affair of youth.
The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.”-F Scott Fitzgerdawgz
Cats & Cat-ettes,
As the swooping scythe of father time
swipes at the silken locks of our (once) young friend 
it’s time for us all
to give up the ghost.
As she is Older, so we are Old.
Time to shave off the last shards of peach fuzz, shatter the smoke and mirrors of petulant Youth!
But how to silence its persistent siren calls?
Not with pitiful paeans to some past pubescent paradise wantonly pissed away – no!
But with silver-backed jazz chords beckoning us into the wizened world of Old Hood
Out of the puerile fires of ‘Best Before’, quick wilting flowers, rotting sashimi, obsolete electronics, ‘hot new thing’ harlotry and other such
undignified ephemera.
And into the copper-accented frying pans of vintage, barrel aged, air cured, matured and
Welcome all!

1 Comment

  1. Alex said,

    Oh my… V.N. at his best!


    Sounds like I.R. is turning 40 rather than xx…

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