mean man

Charming Charlie was a fake

A true con artist on the take.

He was good at soothing rich widows,

He could even charm her kiddos.


Went through the bankroll of three or four

Then set out to find some more.


But Charlie’s luck ran smack dab out.


He met Widow Willow who was much too smart.

He found out she had a cold, cold heart;

She bid him come closer and tore him apart.


I’ve met some of these characters through widowed and divorced friends.  One was even so bold as to ask my friend to put his name on her house title, in preparation for their wedding, of course!  That was the end of him!

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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16 Responses to CHARMING CHARLIE

  1. You have presented the plain truth in such a fun, humorous & charming manner. Enjoyed reading the post 👌

  2. Shreya says:

    Cool poem. Fun reading, one5a. How are you?

  3. Roos Ruse says:

    Charming poem, Oneta. A delightful warning for a very present evil among us. I’ve met a couple of these characters – only lost a moment and a few cents before the fIrst one’s true colors started to run. Thereafter I became the unofficial character cop in my circles.

  4. Faye says:

    enjoyed this post. It really is a warning and TRUE.

  5. calmkate says:

    great take on some real fake!

    Please link it to todays word prompt here? As it fits perfectly 🙂

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