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What Was That You Said?: This is a sonnet about listening. Or not listening.
Posted by Rabbit Stu, Dec 25, 2008. 1333 views. ID = 2159

What Was That You Said?

Posted by Rabbit Stu, Dec 25, 2008. 1333 views. ID = 2159
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My wife complained because I never hear
A word she says to me from day to day,
And then she shed a single doleful tear
Then turned her back on me and stormed away.
(In truth I never heard a word of this,
And never knew that she was so upset,
Until my kids declared I'd been remiss,
And then berated me with angry threats.)
I do not understand why they're so mad;
I've never listened since the day we wed,
My deafness isn't just a ploy or fad;
I do exactly what the Good Book says.
For why was Adam punished all his life?
"Because," God said, "you listened to your wife."

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Hannah
Dec 25, 2008
I love your poems. They always make me laugh and they seem to come at just the right time when I need to laugh. :P This is hilarious. :D
   ~Posted by Hannah, Dec 25, 2008



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