Sallie Howson


Give Me a Man


Give me a man
Who wants the moon
But demands nothing.

Give me a man
Who adores my cats
And cleans their litter,
Prepares dinner
And does the washing up.

Give me a man
Who’ll hold me all night
Whispering sweet nothings into my ear
And not expect a civil word in return
Over breakfast.

Give me a man
Who’ll hear my rhymes
And sing my praises.
Who knows his place
And positions me into mine.

Give me a man
Who’ll worship my body
And admire my soul.

On second thoughts,
Damn it,
Just give me a man,
I’ll sort out the rest.

Submitted: Saturday, November 08, 2008
Edited: Saturday, November 08, 2008

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  • Is It Poetry (5/19/2009 2:37:00 AM)

    Sweet mother, in your milk i would grow into the man you would come to know as the one, of you...iip (Report) Reply

  • Frank Cannon (12/16/2008 4:31:00 AM)

    I should like to be the clay to your guiding hands even though it shall eventually end up with my firing in the kiln! ! (Report) Reply

  • Sid John Gardner. (11/13/2008 5:40:00 PM)

    Ahem........Errrrrrr.......Gimme a woman who........etc.
    Nice poem Sally but do we Actually exist? Good at feeding cats though....
    Sid.xx (Report) Reply

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