Nineteen eighty-seven

Been collecting quotes
since nineteen eighty-seven,

Be collecting them ’til
the day I go to Heaven.

And if by chance
it’s to the contrary,

Here’s hoping Hell
has a great library!

—Terri Guillemets

P.S.  I had this on the “about me” page of The Quote Garden until I was going through the memory box my mom made for me and came across the essay I wrote in school about The Scarlet Letter, which was the book that really got me seriously hooked on collecting quotations. And this essay was dated October 1986. I had only taken a best guess about the 1987 date. So now with dated proof, I had to ‘eighty-six’ this silly little autobio poem. But I’m keeping it anyway as a scrapbook memory for myself. I’ve yet to attempt a rewrite rhyming the proper year, although ‘Styx’ has great literary potential.  —tg, 2012