Why the Mummers?

Why the Mummers?

A Poem by marilyn 1225

all year long  the men practice their struts, their pirouettes and their dance; they meet  they laugh, they practice.. they meet , they greet , they have a drink and practice..
finally .the NEW year is here and they don their multicolored feathered. stripped or sEqueened outfits  with the knock em dead  blazing colors.... they huddle with their town's group.. and they  vow they will have fun , do their best, make Philly proud, and be jolly.. and perhaps WIN..... the famous Mummers join their glorious parade  - the '' people parade''     they play and sing songs   ''I' m Lookin Over a Four LeafClover, or Oh, Those Golden Slippers,   long time favorites , and cold  brave crowds cheer them on..   in  ten degree or less temp  they  move , and oh how they move as the old timers are almost moved to tears.. for the memories of their young years with their parents,  in childish awe of the energetic excitment.. the Jesters march, as if to say.. '' you are not young but today you are once again"...  

Have fun and Happy Philly New Year..2018     Marilyn Nepp Sturner... the child at the Mummers' Day Parade

© 2018 marilyn 1225

Author's Note

marilyn 1225
Jan 1, 2018

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To me, one of the biggest delights of being on a multi-national website like this is being able to learn about so many cultural aspects I never knew about. I love when a writer highlights some custom like this, using tons of good details, so we are nearly transported to the scene. Good job of showing us a whole different party & I felt it on many levels (mind & body) *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago

this cheered me up...i was young once, age-wise, but in my head i am still that kid i was...i never really grew up.

Posted 9 Months Ago

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marilyn 1225

9 Months Ago

ps as u prob can tell i was born and raised in Phila
jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

Good old philly...do you know Steve Falcone...Philly guy who is retired now..taught with me for year.. read more
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Added on January 1, 2018
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marilyn 1225
marilyn 1225

was a teacher for years, love books, love art work and swimming I live in NJersey and write free style poems not always with rhyme my friend Dara recommended this site more..