Daily Prompt: Sixteen Candles

At sixteen, you gave me the car to use
you even gave me a driver, too
my friends and I went to the beach to celebrate
there were so many wonderful things I got to do

Dolphins swam out near by
as if wishing me a sweet sixteen
I laughed so hard until I cried
I never felt like such a queen

And when it was all over,
when we were all burnt and brown
we all went to stand outside the church to give thanks
a weary queen without her crown

But all she really ever wanted
was to have you around with her that day
to spend just one special moment together
but you’d long gone too far astray.

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9 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Sixteen Candles

  1. I don’t remember anything special about my 16th. It wasn’t considered anything special in my family
    Instead, ’16 Candles’ will always mean one thing to me:

    1. Sixteen Candles to me was the best ever teen movie, and especially true for those of us whose birthdays often were forgotten by our families. My family forgot my birthday, probably my 17th, and it was tragic, tragic, tragic. My birthday falls the day before my grandmother’s so I was always overshadowed, but the day everyone forgot my birthday was like the end of the world 😀 though I did recover.

      I fell madly in love with Michael Schoeffling in this movie 🙂

    1. OMG Where on earth did you find that? He used to model before he became an actor and my brother happened to have a GQ issue with him in Egypt modelling seersucker 😀

      Oh, the memories!

      He sure still looks hot!

      1. I regret to say it’s not a recent photo, as his daughter is all grown up now. I saw a really recent photo of him somewhere and he looked very suburban dad.

        I just found it by googling ‘Michael Schoeffling now’

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