A few tears will be shed today,
to mark then end of our writing zen foray.
The Arlee Bird challenge has come to an end,
no more sending our friends and family around the bend.
It seems an eternity ago,
since a distant Z first produced a faint glow.
When we began stalking the alphabet with a hopeful glee,
trawling other blogs to have a look-see.
Some of us were pantsers and others planners,
all of us trying to keep up with our blogging manners.
We made friends and laughed a lot,
and some of us cried or not.
This year we were over a thousand,
next year one million could be abound.
We'll be back for another April blogging marathon,
and perhaps we'll even have our own special challenge song.
So it's goodbye from me and and goodbye from thee,
See you on Sunday when I'll be back chasing aliens for a modest fee.
Thank you, Arlee!