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My Green Lady

Green, green, is my lady's face
If ever friends become common place
Should I converse with others too long
She hangs her head in selfish disgrace.

When another comes along
And she catches me glancing wrong
Her attention then becomes quite keen
With her grip becoming doubly strong!

Green, green, is my lady's sheen
And you may just consider it mean
That I would elate to see her changed
To that covetous shade of pea green.

You see, she's a wee bit strange
In fact I think she may be deranged
For, she purposely ruins all my moods
I just can't wait until we're estranged!

Green, green, and terribly prude
And a great cook if you like stale food
She's always asking, "Is she the one?"
To names my conversation alludes.

She seems to weigh a whole ton
And withdraws if I ever have fun
Then, should I ever come home at dawn
She makes me recall the things I've done.

Green, green, is that devil's spawn
Who always makes me feel withdrawn
And when she pressures me to excess
I close my eyes and wish she was gone.

Well, I really should confess
My lady is....."Lady Loneliness"
And only Father Time will attest
To her who lays my lady to rest.

                               Timothy I. Brumley

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  1. Date: 9/11/2011 9:53:00 AM
    Did you get my soup mail?

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 9:51:00 AM
    Well, you never miss. Emotions you deal with on a flawless level and this one takes the reader through the degrading situations with great feeling. I would like to try one on this subject sometime and see what happens.

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 10:03:00 PM
    Hey, I see you made round one with this delight. Congratulations. how are you lately?

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Tim. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 6:03:00 PM
    Congrats Timothy on your success in the Poetry Soup0 contest luv..

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 3:39:00 PM
    Congrats on "My Green Lady" being featured. She's a tough woman to deal with. Vince

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 7:49:00 AM
    I love this :) I was thinking while reading the entire time :"this is going to end up being corny with something like "i love her despite her jealousy" so... THANK YOU! For giving it a great twist :) I really enjoyed this.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 7:09:00 PM
    well, I think you improved it, and , for me at least, it reads much clearer now too. Thanks for doing that, Tim! I have been here over two hours now trying to see winners of contests and catch up on blogs I missed. I hope to have time for my own blog. Just dont' know!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 9:30:00 AM
    ok, I think that thought crossed my mind first time I read this, but then I went and reread the first stanza again and thought I would just comment that I don' t like jealous people. haha. I think it is your very final line "the one my lady obsessed" that is throwing me off. I love everything about the poem excipt how you worded that last line. I know how it feels to have a poem misunderstood. More than half who read one of my poem totally missed my meaning. GEEEEZ. soupmail!

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 11:29:00 PM
    Hey, you did great with this one here. I can't stand these kinds of people you wrote about here. By the way you mentioned a poem you wrote for Sara Teasdale. She is one of my very favorites, Tim! Truly, I just love how she writes. Where can I find this poem you talked about. The name escapes me right now, but i did try looking for it earlier and didnt' see it. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 7:10:00 AM
    Jealousy can destroy us, Timothy. Those who turn green with envy stand to lose the ones they love the most. Excellent poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 12:02:00 AM
    I was expecting something good when I read the title and then the first line "Green, green, is my lady's face" very good one Tim, I think this poem deserves to be re-read to fully grasp it's picture, good luck in winning.

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 9:44:00 PM
    Welcome to my world of marriage and divorces too... now am ready to take the plunge again.. last time though.. promise..haha.. see my new blog and poem.. tonight.. happy weekend my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 7:42:00 PM
    Awesome, this is a big contest that I might want a little bit of it.. So really the best of luck in the contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 7:13:00 PM
    FABULOUS Timothy.. u had me going till the very nd.. good luck in Tavarus's contest.. read so many wonderful glad I am not judging..this one.. with luv..