Let's consider, if you will
How a certain date and weekday will
If put together - create fear
This can happen several times a year...
This combination, who knows why
Is a portent of the evil eye
Strong characters on this day were born
With personalities “hors normes”:
Fidel Castro - fiery and intense
Alfred Hitchcock - Master of suspense
Samuel Beckett - playwright en français
Why, Rossini died upon this day!
At the Last Supper thirteen guests;
Bible tradition still attests
It was on Friday that Christ died
Reason for bad luck world wide?
Airports have no Gate Thirteen
A 13th floor is rarely seen
In tower block - it can't be sold
Number 13 makes one's blood run cold...
So when thirteen on a Friday falls
Many look in crystal balls
They're afraid to venture out, it's true
But I don't fall for this – do you?
(c) Poet in the Woods 2015