Big days break routines in devious ways
With party hootings that make a big craze
For lucky people who participate
In festivity—they’re insatiate—
Carnival happenings, made to amaze!
Yet big day tensions put some in a daze
Like heroes caught in a robot’s death rays.
High times are groovy but not always great—
Fine, but when you hold them up to your gaze
You’ll find that most of their big glory stays.
Not every minute has to inflate
A sense of wonder designed to elate
As long as memories live in a blaze: