The Toast

24 Poems: “The Dinner Party”


The Toast


A grateful guest stood up

With some grateful words

His tongue no doubt loosened

But still inventing enchanting words


“I thank the host,

for this wonderful evening

and am astonished at his efforts

that leave me speechless, this evening”


Everyone laughed

Knowing the impossibility of that

So he nodded stubbornly

And said with arms raised “take that!”


He grabbed his rosé champagne

And gathered himself

Then bowed with joie de vivre

And with dignity, sat himself


His address was finished

By someone else

Let us rejoice in the gathering of friends

And I cheered, there is no one else!”


DeaBeePea  6-27-20

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