April Fool's Day

Winter turns to Spring

Happy birds sing

Folks take their ease

Laughter rides the breeze

Then imps come out to play

‘Cause it’s April Fools’ Day…

Beware April First!

For jokes we have a thirst

But imps are often naughty

They want to make us dotty

What’s false and what is true?

Do we even have a clue?

How do we survive?

Let’s help fun and fancy thrive

Surely for one day a year

We can hold those imps dear

Accept a bit of foolishness

With our own light-heartedness

Let’s show that tricks and pranks

Will win our thanks

When we laugh, not cry

When we grin, not sigh

When we’re glad,

Neither sad nor mad

Our good little imps

May enter a room

A sign may warn of

Gloom and doom


A party…!  “COOL!”

Virginia Wylie

Virginia resides in Brookdale Orange City, Florida and is the author of the poetry that appears here. The views and opinions expressed in this poetry are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Brookdale Senior Living.


Leave a Comment

You May Also Like

Tip Of The Tongue

Virginia Wylie August 23, 2017

The word sat on the tip of my tongue I couldn’t say it so there it hung Again my mind went blank Once more my heart sank I turned to my friend “I fear this is the end I know that word as well as my name But it escapes me just the same.”   My friend g... Read more


Virginia Wylie July 08, 2017

Many of us can’t sing but we sing anyway Here’s what happened to us one day Joe drives our van but wasn’t available Barbara, having a license, was capable But she had to lead the next activity So she turned to her assistant, Beverly “Emergency, gotta... Read more