The prompt today is willy-nilly. Now, what would you say the chances would be that I’d have written a poem that already contained that word? If you are thinking practically nil, then you are WRONG! Not only did I write a poem containing “willy-nilly” over two years ago, but it is even in the title. The assignment then was to talk about a holiday created in my honor and to describe it all—music, refreshments, decorations and who would come. Here it is, warts and all:
A Holiday Most Willy-Nilly
My namesake day would be a dilly.
Simply not run-of-the-milly.
For the concert, I’d have Willie
and resurrect Milli Vanilli.
Kind of music? Rock-a-Billy.
For refreshments, I’d serve Chili.
Though the terrain would be most hilly,
they’d travel over rock-and-rilly
for races of both stud and filly,
and poets, fleet of tongue and quilly,
reading poems both sage and silly.