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Bon Anniversaire

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Bon Anniversaire

As I walk out into the street on 
a bright night in my dark brown suit,
blinking neon lights,whistling breeze
with horns of cars buzzing through the night,
I walk into the hotel lounge expecting
to see the creme-de la-creme
in the business world there,
The waiter greets*"Bon jour monsieur" and
directs me into the hall,
The hall is full of people I could barely see
due to the dim blue sparkling light,
Then,*Voila-a bright light surfaced suddenly,
As Vikky walks into the hall,
Shouts of *'Bon anniversaire' echoe through the air,
Today is Vikky`s twenty-fifth birth day;
*"Joyeux anniversaire a' vous,Joyeux anniversaire a' vous,
Joyeux anniversaire,Joyeux anniversaire,Joyeux anniversaire a' vous"
Hip!hip!hip! hurray! with a rapturous applause....
My heart keeps racing,for
I don`t know how to present
my gift to her;
She is my love;my jewel!
but I`m afraid of her *laissez-faire attitude from parents,
She is a french-african,and all her family
members are present here;
I was lost in thought,when 
the waiter tapped me,
*'Monsieur 'and present me with a glass
of creme de menthe ;I hurriedly gulp it down,
and summon up courage,
as I feel strong sensation vibrating
through my entire body;my body is on fire!
I approach her slowly...
with my gift pack inside my suit pocket...
Trembling and sweating...
I hope,she says 'Yes!'.

*Bon jour--Good day(morning or afternoon) 
*Bon anniversaire--Good/Nice celebration
*Monsieur--Mister
*creme-de la-creme--the best people or things of their kind
*creme de menthe--a strong sweet alcohol made from MINT
*laissez-faire--policy of allowing private businesses to develop without government control
OR parents giving their children to much  freedom.
*"Joyeux anniversaire a' vous,Joyeux anniversaire a 'vous,Joyeux anniversaire,
Joyeux anniversaire,Joyeux anniversaire a 'vous"--Happy birthday to you,happy birthday
to you,happy birthday,happy birthday,happy birthday to you....

CONTEST:"Bi-lingual poetry" sponsored by Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 11:45:00 AM
    OLUSEGUN, , Congratulations, with your awesome entry in DEBBIE'S Bi-Lingual Poetry CONTEST.. All these entries were fun to read.. thank you for the entertainment, ta ta ~PD

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 6:09:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's "Bi-Lingual Poetry" contest Olusegun. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on another worthy win Arowolo xx

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 10:07:00 PM
    i do hope she said yes. A fabulous story you told for Debbie. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Olusegun nice entree for the contest, I like it, sounds like you had a good time...David

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    Date: 8/3/2012 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANKS for your encouragement,David....
  1. Date: 8/3/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Nice and well-written bilingual poetry. It refreshes also my knowledge to some Italian words. Wish you good luck for this contest!