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A Doomed Love Affair (for the walrus)

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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~ ~ ~
I adored a most beautiful penguin on
Antarctica’s icy plains.
We waddled together in the freezing sun
while I dreamed up romantic refrains.
~ ~ ~
“You’re all I’ve ever wanted,” I crooned into her ear,
but the wind was whistling past so loud, I don’t think she could hear.
“You’re the only one I’ll ever love,” I sang to her so sweet;
but all she could do was shuffle along, on sturdy glacial feet.
~ ~ ~
I asked her if she didn’t need a dear and tender lover;
she gaped at me in disbelief, and took off running for cover.
I jogged along racking my brains for any hope at all,
but she flapped out her flipper and tried to make me fall.
~ ~ ~
I hinted for a warm snuggle near that thick soft fur
but she said that to share was much too difficult for her.
I pleaded for a kiss or a small bit of affection;
she kept hustling away from me, to find some protection.
I asked if she could spare a frigid raw fish for dinner,
but she said she had the quick ones to find, all ready in her.
~ ~ ~
I fell on my knees, and begged for her to love me, and I cried.
“You might have better luck with the walrus,” she casually replied.



[This message has been edited by Rosemary J. Gwaltney (edited 04-16-2000).]
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lucky
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1 posted 04-16-2000 01:11 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Now I just wanna know "one" thing..! whatcha been drinking over there and, who's the walrus and, is your blood presure on the map and, if your blood sugars low are you lookin' for a snack..? or was it just a dream this afternoon when you took a nap..?
netswan
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2 posted 04-16-2000 01:12 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Delightful, charming poem  - I loved it,
Rosemary.  Thanks - I always love to see
originality -- and different perspectives
of love.

Teresa King
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3 posted 04-16-2000 01:22 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Ditto lucky but that was more than "one " thing

Jeffrey
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4 posted 04-16-2000 04:58 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

oman this is so witty i love it!!!

 All Day I Dream About Stanzas!!
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5 posted 04-16-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

RoseMary !

Walrus all this commotion about ?

This is delightful ..
just flipping delightful !

~*Marge*~





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Yes, I agree ... Delightful and witty ...... Wonderful, Rosemary !!!!!!!!

 "This is where you will win the battle .... in the playhouse of your mind."
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Martie
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7 posted 04-16-2000 01:27 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Rosemary, watch out, your sense of humor is showing...I just love this smile you made.
Seymour Tabin
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8 posted 04-16-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Rosemary,
You have a delightful and witty mind. Enjoyed the read very much. *L*
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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lucky - sheesh, I was just having a little innocent fun on a Saturday afternoon!! You're so funny.

netswan - thank you for appreciating it!

Jeffrey Carter - you're right - that was more than "one" thing, wasn't it!

wayoutwalt - thank you for your comments!  I don't try humor very often, and really didn't expect anyone to respond at all. Witty, huh?  A grand surprise to find that word!  I'm almost never witty.  Thank you!

Marge - leave it to you to find a walrus for me!  Man alive, you must be the queen of all pictures!  Hilarious!  And good plays on words.

Pepper - oh, I appreciate your comments!  I am usually so down-to-earth, it's loads of fun to have someone say it was witty!

Martie - thank you for noticing my rare funny bone!
kaleidoscope
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10 posted 04-16-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for kaleidoscope   Email kaleidoscope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaleidoscope

Good analogy of unrequitted love, delicately flavored with humor.
redheart angrybraids
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11 posted 04-16-2000 08:31 PM       View Profile for redheart angrybraids   Email redheart angrybraids   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redheart angrybraids

yeah this is totally fun,
i day dream dayly. i loved your humors poem/story.
kindly,
redheart angrybraids
Mike
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A truly enjoyable poem.  Wonderfully written.
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