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Friday, December 13, 2013

Asking someone else for a line for Toads

Over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, our hero Corey suggested we ask someone else to provide a line with which to start a poem.
So I asked my husband, when he came home from refereeing high school basketball.

Silly me.
He first suggested "my husband is such a wonderful guy" and when I said "no way" he changed it to "I am such a lucky gal" and then went off to have a shower.
I tried. I tried his first suggestion, and came up with:
my husband is such a wonderful guy
I can’t think of anyone wonderfuller even if I actually try
his humility is exceeded
only by his modesty
followed by a couple of seriously uncomplimentary lines. Not nice. 

Then I had a go at his second suggestion. Still not particularly complimentary, but at least I wrote more than half a dozen lines.

I am such a lucky gal
my husband is the perfect pal—
he doesn’t listen when I talk,
at my suggestions he will balk.

he leaves open drawers and doors
and seldom sweeps or mops the floors,
he chews gum beside my ear
so no other sound I hear.

when we, together, watch TV
and there’s something he can’t see,
he will question blind old me
despite my cataract surgery.

however, I think I’ll keep him, despite
the number of times per day we fight
he’d be difficult to replace alright
because who else could stand the sight
of me in the morning, hair all messed,
teeth in a jar, and Kay not dressed?

12 comments:

Kay said...

Love that photo of the two of you. And Kay, Dick is darn lucky to have such a sweet, kind and beautiful inside and out you!

Jo said...

Oh what a brilliant poem about a married couple. We're already there too! Have a great weekend. Jo

grapeling said...

laughing aloud, Kay :). it's sweet that you have such a good rapport and can tweak each other ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the photo! You and your husband sound like me and mine. Who else could put up with one another? lol Great write!

diane b said...

Hee hee you are game!

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

LOL. I giggled. I love the poem and feel like that is now a forever live should be. <3

Oh! And thank you so much for visiting me. I love your writing and will visit whenever I can!

The Purple Assassin. said...

Beautiful. Happiness all over it.
Wish you so much more ahead.

Even I have a golden retriever! They're the most adorable ones!

x

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sounds like a happily ever after story to me.

Ella said...

Sweet with touches of sour-this sums up a wonderful life~ YOU two are cute together! I love your photo and the sentiment of your poem~

Herotomost said...

Love that pic...and your relationship preciseness. Being a husband...I can definitely identify with both sides. It makes me happy he was willing to participate...makes it fun. This is exactly what I was looking for, a little interaction and a whole lot of a little look into your world. I love it. thanks Kay!!!!

Helen said...

May you never, ever lose this amazing, quirky sense of humor!!!!

Dimple said...

Chuckling... :)