On this day take great care,

Do very little unless you dare

To beat the odds, to push your luck.

Today better to your couch stay stuck.

You know not to open indoors an umbrella

Otherwise the 13th will be far from stellar!

Should you forget and walk under a ladder,

For sure your day will only get badder.

Avoid stepping on a sidewalk crack

‘Cause Mom doesn’t want a broken back. 

Don’t let a black cat cross your path

Or you might not take another bath

Secure your future for the next 7 years

By not dropping a mirror and shedding tears.

Uh-oh! Did clumsy you spill the table salt?

Toss over your shoulder so misfortune you’ll halt. 

On the 13th knock on all the wood you see

To ward off threats to prosperity.

Over spilt milk you won’t find ME crying;

I’m not superstitious, or am I lying?

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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