Sunday, June 17, 2007

Great Poets!

THESE ARE ENTRIES TO A WASHINGTON POST COMPETITION ASKING FOR A RHYME WITH THE MOST ROMANTIC FIRST LINE, BUT THE LEAST ROMANTIC SECOND LINE:

Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss,

But I only slept with you, because I was pissed.

I thought that I could love no otherUntil,

that is, I met your brother.


Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.


But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead,
the sugar bowl'sempty, and so is your head.


Of loving beauty you float with grace.

If only you could hide your face.


Kind, intelligent, loving and hot.

This describes everything you are not.


I want to feel your sweet embrace,

But don't take that paper bag off of your face.


I love your smile, your face, and your eyes.

Damn, I'm good at telling lies!


My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:

Marrying you really screwed up my life.


I see your face when I am dreaming.

That's why I always wake up screaming.


My love, you take my breath away.

What have you stepped in to smell this way?


My feelings for you no words can tell

Except for maybe "Oh! Go To Hell."


What inspired this amorous rhyme?

Two parts vodka, one part lime.

5 comments:

Sally said...

Oh, too funny!! I can relate to a few of those, and I'm sure there are those in my past life that could say the same for me! :)

Cindra said...

Those are too funny!

Leslie said...

Love it!! :D

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We caught Creature Comforts last night, Brenda, because of your entry. Thanks for the heads-up. It was hilarious.

Special K said...

Here's one I remember from my elementary school days:

You've got style,
You've got class,
You've got the face
Of a donkey's ass.


Nice bunch of kids I went to school with.

P.S. I finally made it in here! I'd been trying for days.

Anonymous said...

love it.