Treasure Island

Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

(7 September 1876 - 22 June 1938 / Auburn, South Australia)

Ideal And Aftermath


I wed him because he looked nice (said she)
And I feared to be left on the shelf.
For I wouldn't take mother's advice (said she),
So I've no one to blame but myself.
My friends always said that he had a flat head
And a curious cranial kink;
But I feel 'neath the spell of his lovely marcel . . .
Now he's bald, and he's taken to drink.

I wed him because he looked slim (said she)
And athletic and noble and brave.
I thought there was no one like him (said she),
For he really knew how to behave.
Now he's humble and meek, and, whenever I speak,
He cringes and crawls like a tyke.
Tho' bay-windowed in front, he's the soul of a runt;
And I bully him just as I like.

I wed him because he looked sweet (said she),
Of manhood my very ideal.
I thought that my bliss was complete (said she):
I could hardly believe he was real.
But he's real right enough; tho' not quite of the stuff
I'd imagined the day I said 'Yes';
But I hardly mind that, tho' he's bald and he's fat
And slovenly, too, in his dress.

I wed him for better or worse (said she)
When with love I was slightly insane.
But there's ne'er a regret that I nurse (said she),
For I've really small cause to complain.
For I'm fifty and fat, and my arches are flat,
And I grumble and fidget and fuss.
Yet he thought me, he said a dream child when we wed.
So it's just fifty-fifty with us.

Submitted: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ideal And Aftermath by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A pair of eyes, Cigeng Zhang
  2. Dying In The Truth, Dexsta Ray
  3. The Purple Ant, Bhargabi Dei Mahakul
  4. Just For Me, Elia Michael
  5. A Sad Bird, Rohit Sapra
  6. we are a perfect promenade, Mandolyn ...
  7. When Love Opened The Door, Lora Colon
  8. Bounty of giving, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  9. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.50, Monk E. Biz
  10. The hunter's trap شرك الصياد - للشاعر ال.., MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed, Jack Prelutsky
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]