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Mon ami Fred

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Mon ami Fred

I once had a friend in College,
who was a young man named Fred.
He had a funny crazy habit,
of making certain utterances in French,
to pretty girls he hoped to conquer.
One day he met his match in a lady,
who disgraced him without intention.
On that day, he walked up to the lady,
'Bonjour mademoiselle he greeted'
The lady was so happy,
 'here now is a brother,
qui parle Francais beaucoup' she thought.
She answered him with an alluring smile,
Ah, bonjour monsieur, je suis content
que vous parliez Francais
Mon ami was now in a hot soup,
when he knew the lady was no novice,
in what he knew nothing of any use.
The lady rattled on like a parrot,
and asked my friend 1001 questions.
My friend was only smiling like an idiot,
in front of the lady he thought of conquering
I had an ache from series of laughter,
as I watched the unfolding drama of a rascal
who wanted to use what he never had,
to make a fool of some of his fellow men.





10th August, '12

Mon ami-- my friend (male)
Bonjour mademoiselle/monsieur---- good morning Miss/Mr
qui parle Francais beaucoup -----who speaks French very much
Je suis content que vous parliez Francais-- I am happy that you speak French


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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 6:17:00 PM
    Studied that romantic language in high school - but without practice my knowledge has faded. Enjoyable poetry here! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 11:53:00 AM
    MODUPE, , Congratulations, with your awesome entry in DEBBIE'S Bi-Lingual Poetry CONTEST.. All these entries were fun to read.. thank you for the entertainment, ta ta ~PD

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Light, cheerful very real, I hope to hear alot more from you fav line [The lady rattled on like a parrot,] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Nice and beautiful piece,Modupe.Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's "Bi-Lingual Poetry" contest Modupe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 10:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie's contest.

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 10:31:00 PM
    this is super clever!! I bet it scores high!!

    Sefunmi Avatar Modupe Sefunmi
    Date: 8/11/2012 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:26:00 PM
    Very NICE contest entry I don't think I have it yet? Thanks so much for stopping by my writes. Light & Love

    Sefunmi Avatar Modupe Sefunmi
    Date: 8/11/2012 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your comment too.
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 3:25:00 PM
    Funny - great poem using French. Poor guy, though, out of his league.

    Sefunmi Avatar Modupe Sefunmi
    Date: 8/11/2012 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your comment. At least, the guy got what he deserved.