I enjoy any opportunity to engage with my inner child. Writer’s Digest left it wide open today merely suggesting using any adjective as a title and working the poem from there. The repetitive chorus of the rondeau invites you, the reader, to join me on a playful adventure : 

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Come play with me, let me see your smile!

I can see for you it’s been awhile

Since you took a break from the daily grind

And gave yourself a chance to unwind.

Time to step out of the rank and file!

So let’s express our artistic style

With paints, brushes, and this paper pile…

Let down your hair and free your mind –

                         Come play with me.

Turn on some music and dance in the aisles,

Or follow the leader in single file,

Or hide and seek if you’re so inclined.

Go on and let yourself be unrefined.

Pinkie promise – this will be worthwhile.

                          Come play with me.