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What's His Name

There once lived a man in a land far away
Who couldn't remember  his name
It wasn't amnesia or a bump on his head
And he wasn't seeking fortune or fame

He'd look in the mirror and recongnize his face
But that was as far as he could get
Every morning, he'd get out of bed
And remember that he would only forget

It was a curse, some would cry out
For the man was a stranger to all
But no one would ever speak to him
Without a name who would you call?

He lived alone just outside of town
Where no one would ever stop by
But he wouldn't know if anyone did
I'm sure you remember why

Then one day, from out of the blue
A woman shows up and said,
"This man's my husband, his name is Joe
And I honestly thought he was dead"

Joe said, "Madam, I'm sorry, I know you not
You must be mistaken my dear"
Her face turned red, now she was mad
As she grabbed him by his ear

"This ain't the first time you've pulled this stunt"
They all heard the woman say,
"For everytime my mother drops in
You end up running away"

You see, Joe was faking all this time
He could remember right from the start
But I understand his mother-in-law pain
He's a man after my own heart

So. that's the story of what's his name
You know, that dude named Joe
I'll write you another story now
And when it's ready, I'll let you know

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 5/24/2010 4:31:00 PM
There's that woman again. Another laffer.
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Date: 5/24/2010 11:02:00 AM
Larry, the poor mother-in-law gets it again..sigh. I loved your poem and it goes to my favs. BG
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