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A Couple for the Ages

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A Couple for the Ages

Shall I muse about a famous duo for the ages?
Perhaps it should be Paris and Helen of Troy
Nay! Homer already has written a thousand pages
There's no way that I could ever touch the real McCoy

How about Mark Anthony and that hottie Cleo?
Now that's certainly a pair that sure stirred up a mess
But considering Julius Caesar, that's a trio
So I suppose I'll have to find another two, I guess

Has there ever been in the world so famous a pair
That not even a masquerade could ever disguise?
That wherever they showed up the folks would stop and stare
And regarding them almost couldn't believe their eyes?

Of all the famous duos with which the world's been blessed
I guess that it would be the pair on Dolly Parton's chest

March 20, 2013

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 5:26:00 PM
    I love this tongue in cheek write ty for the laughter fine pen

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Roy, Congratulations with your winning poem in Heather's "Famous Couples/Duos" contest. ~Always* Linda

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:57:00 AM
    LOL ! Roy, you truly had me wondering who your pair would be! Love it!

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Ohh geeeez LOL maybe I should have don't mine on the Hulk's stones?[green eggs and ham?] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Congrats, Roy. Great job. Ralph

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 3:58:00 PM
    haha didn't see that twist coming at the end! congrats on your witty win :)

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:09:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Roy~A.O

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:51:00 PM
    Too Funny! The real "Dynamic Duo". I loved it!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Well, that certainly is a fab duo. Congrats.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:30:00 PM
    You kill me Roy, this was fabulous as is the couple that you finally chose. Congratulations this one made my day!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with your humor. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:39:00 PM
    You....congrats....:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Donna

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Had to read this again........it cracks me up every time! Congrats once more on this winning and funny twist!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Love it Roy and congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:16:00 AM
    Roy.. This. Is. Hilarious. I really admire anyone who can turn a classic form like the sonnet into something this funny and clever. Big congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Defenitely a uniqe twist at the end. It was rather masterful to move from ancient history to present day. Even more flare I suppose.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:18:00 AM
    I really think this is a sonnet that Will (Shakespeare) Himself could have written .... But then Dolly wasn't around then.... Mighty funny stuff, Roy... On reading this I couldn't help but thinking that it made me feel like Dolly Parton's Baby..... All of this just for me..... really great my friend.... Jake

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Shoot.......wish I'd thought of this !!!!! :) hahaha....cracking me up!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Roy great sonnet, can we use old poems for your contest...David

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 3/22/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. Yep, as long as they comply with the other rules. Good luck!
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Lol, your are the funniest Roy. It kept me laughing this morning and Dolly Parton was on a talk show this mornin. A very funny and clever write. I enjoyed your humor. Warm Smiles, Connie

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