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A rhymed poem

A chapter in the book NaPoWriMo 2021


by Debra White

I used to hate my middle name.
My middle name is Joy.
I found it so embarrassing,
not one I could enjoy.

My friends all had such 'modern' ones,
like Sarah and Marie.
I couldn't comprehend why mum 
and dad had given me

a boring, dull, old lady name!
It's now I realise...
When I was born, their hearts
were filled with joy, so I chastise

my younger self for bellyaching
'bout my middle name.
It's actually quite wonderful -
I'll proudly now lay claim.


All true! I love it now :)

Lay claim - demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to.

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