broken heart

By a girl, poor Tommy was smitten

For her, he’d gladly take a lickin’.

Washed his face, combed his hair

Bought new clothes- even underwear –

And proposed marriage as soon as was fittin’.

Now Sally for Tommy didn’t yearn

Enough salary poor Tommy didn’t earn

But she smiled quite shyly

Said she was honored highly

Wished him well, but his love she did spurn.


If she could see ten years down the road

Cattle trucks Tommy’s cowboys did load

To the sales they did travel

Over highways and gravel

To the banks Tommy’s money now flowed.


Rashmi   Liberick Poetry Challenge Week 25, humor


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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13 Responses to TOMMY’S TIDE TURNED

  1. calensariel says:

    Well done, Oneta! Very clever.

  2. shoreacres says:

    Isn’t that just the way it goes. As my grandma used to say (and my mother, for that matter): “So soon old, so late smart!”

    • oneta hayes says:

      Makes one wonder what she might have missed. For me it was probably a lot of heartache. I’m happy with my choice – however, it has not been without troubled times, for both of us. But in case money is ever going to flow into his bank, I wish it would get started.

  3. Sue Ranscht says:

    Although I enjoyed the limericks, I couldn’t stop seeing the red and blue image in the “reflection” and looking for political significance. lol

  4. Too bad for the girl, she should’ve trusted in Tommy’s skills! 🙂

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