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GROWING Together

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GROWING Together

After six months of living with you
I found it amazing how we grew
     As the passion seemed to fade
     The worst signs of this charade
Were the clothes I couldn’t fit into

Lovemaking’s a form of exercise
And then when it stopped, what a surprise
     I asked you if I looked fat
     You said, “There’s no truth in that”
As you consumed even more French fries

But the doctor’s scale would tell no lies
Some 25 pounds my weight did rise
     Still you refused to believe
     Just continued to deceive
Till friends noted YOUR increasing size



By Carolyn Devonshire
For Judy’s “Short Poem Contest”

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  1. Date: 11/22/2012 8:42:00 AM

    Enjoyed this funny story very much Carolyn.How are you?

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 2:03:00 PM

    Many congratulations Carolyn on your win in Judy's contest. Loved it first time round, even more second time....:)

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 3:06:00 PM

    Good to see your win Carolyn,

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 11:30:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Judy's contest Carolyn. Love,Carol shhhhh

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 11:06:00 AM

    Thinking bout getting the book u mentioned. I hope u are having a nice start to your week. Carolyn. Why not have a serving of Corn on the Cobb? Check it out and see if you can tweak anything. :)

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 7:40:00 AM

    Warm and funny. Nice

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 7:57:00 PM

    a warm and tender piece of poetry.

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 5:50:00 PM

    Thank you for your kind words and continued support. Love this piece. Witty and humorous.

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 2:13:00 PM

    This poem speaks deeply to my heart, Carolyn. Such a common problem that many couples don't speak of yet we know it exists...food was a comfort to me as my first marriage fell apart. So much closet emotion exists on this topic. Carolyn, I so enjoy your writing that overflows from a life a so many valuable experiences...hugs to u. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 6:54:00 AM

    Another great win! Many congrats to you dear Souper x

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 12:38:00 PM

    LOL Many congrats on your win, Carolyn : ) I guess he had his 'chips'...

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 12:12:00 PM

    Enjoyed this Carolyn, congratulations on your win in Judy's contest ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 11:49:00 AM

    I have noticed that couples when they get married much of the time put on weight..Very creative idea for the contest...Good luck..Reads like a winner to me.Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 7:40:00 AM

    Congrats Carolyn on your win.Visit me....

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 7:23:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win in the contest of judy, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 8:15:00 PM

    this one had great tongue in cheek humor,.CArolyn. a well deserved win. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 6:59:00 PM

    Thank you for being in my contest

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 2:56:00 PM

    Nice take on a conversation many of us have had. Very good and congrats.

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 11:42:00 AM

    this is very good and flows well.. good luck in the contest cory

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 6:55:00 PM

    This is great fun, Carolyn. It's so nice to be the opposite of THIS!!

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 4:51:00 PM

    As regards your last comment on my write my dear poet; the "lover" as your request; would shed the unwanted discribed here, in your burst of, unwanted sight ;) Four slow hours, until your content, day after day, will be greeted with I'm sure of...God's consent ! ;) Have a fantastic, soft dream of want, for I too, long for thine sent ;) ! ....much love(2u), james

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 4:24:00 PM

    Dear Carolyn, Love making is a form of exercise and when it stops the weight does pile on. No joke that is one problem my 2nd ex had with me. Love gf

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 3:49:00 PM

    Ah yes! The battle of the bulge. They say fat people have a better sense of humor than skinny ones. Yep! They are buried twenty years early, still smiling. I am pround of you and your weight loss. Love, DAve

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 3:32:00 PM

    No man will ever tell you that you look fat. It's pointless to ask. He probably looked quite fat himself. This is a funny poem with an air of truth to it. Good luck in the contest, Diane

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 1:05:00 PM

    hahahah... Lovemaking's a form of exercise. I did a limerick on a drunken man who went to a restaurant and asked for fries and the counter girl was equally drunk she said flies, the man said fries.. oh fries with flies...Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 1:01:00 PM

    Hilarious, right from your title down. Very good material for the contest. Good luck in the contest, Carolyn. :))

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 11:59:00 AM

    You made me chuckle with this triple Limerick Carolyn, nice one. Good luck in Judy's contest....:)

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 11:35:00 AM

    LOL great fun, Carolyn - I'm lucky that Sue thinks my beer belly is cute : )

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 11:17:00 AM

    Very cute write on growing old together, Carol-- sure would be nice to have that someone to just be comfortable with, accepting you for who you are :) hugs :)

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 10:39:00 AM

    well, carols... at least there's a lot of you to love! what a playfu, charming piece with my winning wishes and huggs! :)

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