A young man once fell in love
With a woman quite resistant.
She said, “You must prove your love,
And you must be persistent.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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