Donal Mahoney


A Gift for Swifty's Moll


'If you don't like the gun, my dear,
I can exchange it for a negligee but
I've given you many negligees.
I think a gun's important
to have around the house
when I'm at home with the wife.

'Let's say some guy breaks in
looking for your money
or maybe for your honey.
Will you smile and say,
'How can I help you, Mister?
I hope you brought protection.'

'Remember, a gun's your guardian angel
whether you're sleeping or awake.
That's what I told the wife when I
gave her a gun as big as this one.
She needs it for the nights
I'm over here with you.'

Submitted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: love hurts


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  • Veteran Poet - 1,215 Points Eugene Levich (6/13/2014 2:47:00 PM)

    Having once looked down the barrels of two.357 Magnum revolvers held by a woman I had just attempted to break up with... I think this guy... (Report) Reply

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