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A Pompous Ass

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broker6
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0 posted 01-05-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for broker6   Email broker6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for broker6

A Pompous Ass
by ©Richard Budig 2000

He was small to medium,
soft hazel eyes and mousy hair,
not a very impressive man.
But he had a head full of stuff.
He could figure Pythagorean,
recite how to whip an omelet,
or tell the formula for aqua regia.
Now his wife loved him dearly,
but she thought him pompous,
something of an officious ass.
You’re a braggart and a bluffer!
You drive me crazy, she bleated,
You absolutely clabber my milk.
To which his normal response was,
It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.
So one day, when he found her
trapped in a corner of the yard
by a coiled and spitting snake,
screaming, save me, oh save me,
he had the presence of mind
to ask, in his kind and gentle way,
whether she would think him an ass,
an officious, overbearing pomp,
if he saved her from hissing death.

© Copyright 2000 broker6 - All Rights Reserved
Pepper
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1 posted 01-05-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Very unique piece Broker and one that I enjoyed very much...
Love your style!

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Denise
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2 posted 01-05-2000 10:34 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This one gave me the chills...I'll bet I know what her answer was!

 Denise

RainbowGirl
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3 posted 01-05-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Well I know what my answer would be...

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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What a subject matter
devina
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5 posted 01-05-2000 02:06 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Making us think so early in the mornin huh?! Good one!

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