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Love is the Pits

Our story takes place in the mid sixteen hundreds,
Filled with (not so) fresh corpses and newly beloveds.
The stench of Black Death had choked all of London, 
Moulding its streets into plague ridden dungeons.

As parents and children lay weeping and rotting,
Behind closed doors the perverts were plotting.

A young married man named Edward C. Brock
Felt his dear wife wasn't enough for his 
Cocksure and creepy and lacking real wealth,
He'd also just recently suffered ill health.

On one sordid night he was in bed with a maid,
She was unconscious and blotchy - been struck with the plague.
Then in burst his wife upset and aggrieved,
'You wretched little man - this time I shall leave!'  
'But, darling!', he cried 'There's no need to be laconic!'
'Her relationship with me is purely bubonic!'

She screamed and stormed out, slamming the door,
'Good riddance to you and your riddled young *****!'
Edward turned to the maid and stared into her eyes,
smirking and twitching as he fondled her thighs...
'How come you're so wet yet so steady and calm?
Oh wait, I know - its burst boils on my palm'
Nevertheless he wiped the foam from her lips,
Ran a hand up her top and wrestled his zip.
'What the dickens!?', he spluttered, 'I'm sorry my nymph,
It seems all this commotion has made me go lymph.'
But a short while later,
Both were quite stiff.
For a bed with no action
There was one hell of a niff.
The bells won’t be ringing for their wedding of glitz,
They’ll be signalling to them that love is the pits.

Copyright © Mark Grossi

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  1. Date: 9/12/2012 3:01:00 PM
    a strange but funny poem. i love the line "her relationship with me is purely bubonic!" just priceless!

    Grossi Avatar Mark Grossi
    Date: 9/14/2012 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Ilene. Glad it made you laugh :) I have more on the website: ,but I'll continue to post them here, too.
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:19:00 PM
    A well written story / poem Mark. Welcome you to the P-Soup, hope you will share many poems here with us. Have fun with the poetry. :) - Have a lovely Wednesday. - Oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Grossi Avatar Mark Grossi
    Date: 9/14/2012 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the welcome, Anne-Lise. Poetry Soup seems like an excellent site so far - an eclectic range of incredible poems from articulate and fun members. Keep up the good work.