We Go Together – Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

9780547721293_p0_v1_s260x420Calef Brown’s We Go Together  offers a different twist for Valentine rhymes.  In a small illustrated book of 18 poems, this “A Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse” includes a plan for starting a band in the eight lines of “Totally.”   Other pals include “Mirth Makers,”  “Two Scallywags,” “Two Kiwis,” and more – all accompanied by illustrations of snowmen, roller skating dogs, friendly creatures from outer space (with antennae) or lots of people laughing.  Some are silly, but all have the flavor of happy camaraderie.

My favorites:


If someone makes a crack
or puts me down,
you back me up
and stick around.
Always there
when I get in a tangle.
I lean on you
at a steep angle – 
I’m so inclined.
A better friend
I’ll never find.

Because of You

I was once
a half-emptyer.
Now I’m a half-fuller.
Because of you – 
the together-puller.
So if I should smile
And say something sunny,
Don’t look at me funny
or act surprised.
Because of you ,
I’m optimized.

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and happy birthday!

and happy birthday!