A Popeye Poem

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A Popeye Poem


S
oft spoken sailor man
Timid bald spinach fan.
Rarely the loser of a fight.
Often seen with a can,
Non-typical muscle man,
Guardian of all good and right.
The father of Sweet Pea,
Oliveoil's sweetie,
The source of his Pappy's delight.
Hero of children
Even bow legged women,
Forever foe Bluto's worst sight.
Impressive large forearms,
Not one who bore arms,
Icon of early TV.
Smokes corn cob pipes, wears hats of white,
Helps Wimpy with his hamburger needs.



Copyright © December 2009
Kevin Mooney

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Charlie23 commented on A Popeye Poem

04-15-2010

I was looking for a poem, and became side-track by popeye. Thinking all the way to the end who's the guy with the hamburger, hangs out with popeye...Oh' there it is, wimpy! I like this one, always a fan of popeye, and your skill! Great poem, Kevin!

Tinytree commented on A Popeye Poem

02-09-2010

So fun and original. What is this type of poem called?

kmooney

02/09/2010

This is called an acrostic. I have a lot of them. They have hidden messages or phrases. Checkout Mr. Webber I Presume or Blue Tuesday Morn (the 95th floor). Thanks for liking it... Kevin

ginga commented on A Popeye Poem

12-29-2009

"Harver, I love Popeye and this is a great ode to the sailor man. very creative and nostalgic. ginga "

bloomingsun commented on A Popeye Poem

12-29-2009

I always loved Popeye!! This is a great tribute to him and a fun read, very well done. Thanks for the smiles...

danmartyjake1 commented on A Popeye Poem

12-29-2009

"Very clever poem. Another testament to your wise and careful symmetry with words. 10 from me!"

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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