Treasure Island

Owain Glyn


I'm Not Frightened (really)


I'll meet you by your garden gate
I'll come at eight, I won't be late
I will not knock upon your door
Your father answered it before.

He slowly looked me up and down
His face congealed into a frown
'I don't want any, go away'
'And don't come back another day'

'I'm here to see Marie, I said'
And proudly lifted up my head
I thought that if I stood my ground
He'd think me brave, and come around.

Instead he said 'What's on your head? '
'Is it alive or is it dead? '
'NO, that's my hair, sir, ' I replied
He laughed so much, he nearly cried.

I'd spent a mint on styling gel
And put some highlights in, as well
For him to castigate my hair
Was very rude, and most unfair.

Then he started on my clothes
'Where the hell did you buy those? '
I would have said 'a high street shop'
But he was laughing fit to drop.

I couldn't see it getting better
Standing there just getting wetter
Did I not say that it was raining?
Honestly, I'm not complaining.

I turned and left, respectfully
I heard him laugh, hysterically
So, I'll meet you by your gate
I'll come at eight, I won't be late.
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Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2013

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A young man's first meeting with his girlfriend's father.

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  • Thomas A Robinson (1/17/2013 11:05:00 AM)

    Should have been looking into the mirror when he made those remarks. I am sure he would not have liked what
    he saw. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/11/2013 1:18:00 PM)

    laughing out loud at least the father didn't bring out a sword or a gun..
    i absolutely love this one! ..i am still laughing..it is truly wonderful from
    beginning to end..keep penning my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (1/10/2013 4:30:00 PM)

    Oh how I loved this! I had the biggest grin on my face all the way through! Just so captured the comedy of my husbands threats for when my little Mia hits dating age! Just brilliant! (Report) Reply

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