A Young Man In Love

Mother Streusel

A young man once fell in love

With a woman quite resistant.

She said, “You must prove your love,

And you must be persistent.”

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He said, “I will prove my love

And show you how I feel.

I’ll do a great number of things

To prove my love is real.

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I’ll watch a thousand baseball games

And drink soda till I burst.

I’ll stay up playing video games

And eat bacon and bratwurst.

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I’ll buy a lot of comic books.

I’ll play my bass guitar.

I’ll spend hours at the hardware store

And tinker with my car.

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I’ll hang out with my buddies.

We’ll grunt and act aggressive.”

She said, “This list you’re giving me

Is really not impressive.

Mother Streusel

I cannot see the effort.

These are things you always do.”

     He said, “It’s different, Darling.

Now I’m doing them for you.”

©2014 Karyn Linnell

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The Hamster

My friends call me “The Hamster”

I don’t know why but often wonder,

“Why do they call me ‘The Hamster?’”

It’s a question that I ponder

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I ask why while I try on pants

In a short and husky size

You can see the question linger

In my beady little eyes

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“Why does my girlfriend call me ‘Hamster?’”

I wonder before I to go meet her

As I brush my large front teeth

And spray cologne that smells like cedar

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I stroke my golden whiskers

And think with all my might

Good thing I like to stay up late

Or it might keep me up at night

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I eat carrots, seeds and even nuts

I just don’t understand

Why do they call me “The Hamster”

When I’ve never eaten ham

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© 2014 Karyn Linnell