Birthday for a Capricorn

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure scheme:   Accent points align for all four verses, but not the choruses.

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Just a single piece of mail,

 

Was delivered by the post man,

 

On that bitter cold December morn.

 

But then I let out a wail,

 

Like I just saw a ghost, man.

 

'Cause it was mailed by a Capricorn.

 

(“Oh help me Lord!”)

 

 

CHORUS 1

 

It was a birthday invite,

 

That gave me a fright,

 

‘Round the time that Jesus was born.

 

 

When the season is merrier,

 

There ain’t nothin’ any scarier,

 

Than a birthday for a Capricorn.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

I was done with all my giftin’,

 

For coworkers, friends and kin folk.

 

So my debit card balance was blank.

 

 

Nothing to do but go siftin’,

 

In the dark before she awoke,

 

Through my sweet baby’s piggy bank.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

But the payment for my crime,

 

Was a sheet with I O U.

 

There’s a chance the hand-writing was mine.

 

But what I did have was time.

 

So with my hands, out of bamboo.

 

I made a flute for a Capricorn.

 

 

CHORUS 2

 

It was a birthday invite,

 

That gave me a fright.

 

‘Round the time that Jesus was born.

 

 

When the season is merrier,

 

And of eggnog I'm wreaking.

 

There ain’t nothin’ any scarier,

 

I mean, financially speaking.

 

Than a birthday for a Capricorn.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

If you think astrology,

 

Is the devil’s doing.

 

Accept my apology,

 

But I think you’re misconstruing.

 

A zodiac rhyme was not my intent.

 

 

Hey, it’s bad enough that a goat is their sign.

 

But their birthdays come at a really bad time,

 

Around New Years Eve and The Blessed Event.

 

 

Now I don’t mean to sound like Ebenezer,

 

But it’s hard to find a gift that’ll please her,

 

When for Christmas all my money’s been spent.

 

 

CHORUS 3

 

It was a birthday invite,

 

That gave me a fright.

 

‘Round the time that Jesus was born.

 

 

As we trim the tree,

 

And the silver bells ring.

 

You have to agree,

 

That the scariest thing,

 

Is a birthday for a Capricorn.

 

 

VERSE 4 (slow it down a bit)

 

They were raised with disappointment.

 

Gifts were down by forty percent.

 

Gotta know they feel blue and forlorn.

 

Yeah, it’s the same way with triplets.

 

Each one wants what a Leo gets.

 

Be happy you’re not a Capricorn.

 

 

CHORUS 4  (pick it back up)

 

So don't let birthday party invitations

 

Give you coronary palpitations.

 

‘Round the time that Jesus was born.

 

 

When your funds run dry,

 

You can pawn your blu-ray.

 

There's no need to be shy,

 

So respond s'il vous plait.

 

To a birthday for a Capricorn.

 

 

God bless the Capricorn.

 

 

Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2013.  All rights reserved.

 

Image Credit for following birthday invitation:  Visit Helen Dardik's Printable Birthday Invitation  and  www.lillarogers.com

 

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about Capricorns, Birthday poetry, Poems about the Christmas holiday season.