Treasure Island

Donal Mahoney


Mom and Pop


They got along fine lying down
but sitting up or standing, well
that was quite another thing.

Talking made things worse.
Lying down they found
no words necessary.

Had she been deaf
or he been mute, they
would celebrate next week

their Golden Anniversary.
Five kids would be there,
born in less than seven years.

Last Saturday, at the wedding
of a grandchild, they knew
they got along fine lying down.

Submitted: Friday, May 16, 2014

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  • Colleen Courtney (5/16/2014 11:50:00 AM)

    I actually have a couple like this in my own family, who just celebrated their fifty years of marriage! It's sad but yet sometimes I feel they wouldn't have made fifty years if they got along while standing! Lol.
    Nicely done! (Report) Reply

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