Sonnet Comprised of Quotes from My Cousin Melody


Foster's Mill Store

How ’bout I come and smack you in the head?
I didn’t think that this could really work.
And I can see more troubles up ahead
Because you are a double-barrel jerk.

You do not listen when I tell you how;
Nor hear me when I tell you when or where.
And then you all but up-and-have a cow
Because your head’s caught in your underwear.

Now this has happened, and it’s all your fault.
You’re dumb as dirt, and dumber than a fence;
And you’re not worth your weight in table salt –
And black hole’s are the only thing more dense.

Had she foreseen your birth and its effects
Ten months before, your mom’d have gave up sex.


Beach Couples Silhouettes

If I could stop what’s happening to me
If I could make it go away
I would
I’d stay here forever with you

But our forever’s coming to a close
And I won’t be here to see
Our children and grandchildren anymore

I don’t know why it’s my time now
But it is

And when I am gone
Know always that I was and am grateful

And that no man ever felt more fortunate
With the time he was given
Than me

The Widower

The Widower

He struggles to get out of bed
But manages at last
And packs his uniform
To work he goes

Though some might ask what’s in his head
They think his time has passed
He should stay nice and warm
Just take repose

But out into a windy day
And past the rumbling throng
The distance soon is made
Though step unsure

At work, his time has purpose
For at home, he always found
His thoughts would just get lost
In missing her

Intergalactic Scandal


The Milky Way’s gone trailer park
Our galaxy’s low-rent
Just in case you’re wondering
Where all the sane folks went

A bunch who used to live here
Moved into M-81
And others went for Barnard’s
Thinking that place would be fun

But meanwhile, they’ve let people in
Whom I cannot explain
Who put mayo on hot dogs
And no doubt will do again