Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fine Whiner

In reaction to a previous poem my wife called me a whiner.  This hurt my feelings greatly and so, after complaining a bit, I wrote this supposedly autobiographical poem in the third person singular.  Take take, wife. 
If you like, he can whine for hours,
Casting a critical glance on every last thing,
And summoning Midas-like powers,
Disparage them all exhaustively.  He's the king
Of turning upstanding milk sour.
Give him some random meteorological thing...
And moping shall result!  All dour
He will say, "This darn warm/cold/wet/dry/windy fling!"
Oy, what a whiny, windy bore.


Anonymous said...

hey... i like this one. what exactly were you whining about?

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Lack of coffee, I think.

John said...

Be thankful she used an H and not an e in your description.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

I don't envy his life, that's for sure.