Gender Reveal party products.‘Gender Reveal’ by Reid McGrath The Society November 15, 2021 Culture, Humor, Limerick, Poetry 6 Comments . We went to a gender reveal. And we had an exceptional meal. __But the host was forlorn __when she unhusked her corn. It was pink instead of blue-teal. Her emotions were on full display. They should have been tucked far away, __entrenched in her chest __or deep in her breast. It ruined her mood for the day. I swear that these things are a curse. Your money should stay in your purse. __You don’t need a cake __or confetti to rake. All you need is a suitable nurse. Millennial couples all shout: “We really can’t wait to find out!” __They can’t delay pleasure; __they must have the treasure. Unstable as bricks without grout. If your want overwhelms you won’t get. It’s a fact. It will make you upset. __It’s all up to God __who is good with a prod. So be grateful and thankful. Don’t fret. And wait for the final surprise. Despite all Modernity’s lies, __Biology’s easy. __The baby is cheesy. Turn it over and look with your eyes. . . Reid McGrath lives and writes in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Responses Cheryl Corey November 15, 2021 Hmm … gender reveal. When you say that millennials can’t wait to find out, it’s more about them than the baby. (My niece had one of those reveals, so I can attest). For now it’s to announce either a girl or boy, but give it time. Someone’s bound to come up with “X” or perhaps “to be determined”, as though it’s a great unknown. Thanks for the dose of humor. Reply Peg November 15, 2021 My sentiments exactly, Reid… Well expressed, thank you! Reply Damian Robin November 15, 2021 Through ages since Man fell from tree The follow-on gen would best be the strong one to move on the pheasant or bison To bring home the bacon near free. In the ages when monkey was man With a new life was about to began the gibbering circle of precognitive perk-cal might pop the little girl-kle In the bubbling, preverbal pan. And so we have ’natural selection’ – The dist-taste at post-birth inspection, the fight of the fittest gives girlies the jitters, best do them away from detection. This of course is Darwinian Now as permanent in science as obsidian and science as we know in all boys’ minds doth grow Which casts girls in the darker meridian. So as McGrath says up above When it’s seem it’s a girl who’ll need love dissatisfactions comes forth like barbarians from the North And the elbows come out for the shove. Reid, I especially like “If your want overwhelms you won’t get.” And the Godly reason behind it. Pursuit can bring so much dis appointment. So I can see it won’t be long til Cheryl Corey’s prediction of would-be parents doing a wait-and-see-what-this-it-identifies-as attitude – until beyond the years of pubery. Reply Paul Freeman November 15, 2021 If I may add my tuppence-worth. A gender reveal is the pits, but it thrills those expectant to bits; though your bundles of joy whether girl or a boy will likely turn out little…angels. Thanks for the read, Reid. Reply C.B. Anderson November 15, 2021 Very good, Paul. I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed that “angels” doesn’t rhyme with “shits.” Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant November 16, 2021 The grin-inducing limerick form and clever use of rhymes belies the gravity of the underlying message. Words that entertain as they warn… my kinda poem. Thank you, Reid. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.