My Constant Companion

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    This one is dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson.  His poem, My Shadow was a childhood treat.  His Child's Garden of Verses is a must for all youngsters and adults alike.  He truly inspired me then and now...


    http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/stevenson/collections/childs_garden_of_verses.html

    My Constant Companion



    I have a constant companion who's always in front of me,
    He's usually shy and hiding, in his shrouded canopy.
    He likes to play peekaboo, he always has a ball,
    His stature often vacillates, from short to very tall.

    His voice is non-existent, he has no face you see,
    He's annoyingly persistent, often uncontrollably.
    His head is rather large, no arms or legs to play,
    He's really quite peculiar, in a manly sort of way.

    I have to take him with me, wherever I may go,
    He's attached to my persona, my unforeseen shadow,
    His single-minded arrogance breeds social embarrassment,
    As he rises on occasion, bereft prodding or consent.

    And when I let him out to play he's happy as can be,
    He stretches beyond amazement, his one-eyed world to see.
    The women, they all love him, he's coy-full and carefree,
    His greatest gift, the joy he brings, his masculinity.

    And when the day is done, his purpose spent complete,
    He tends to dwell in a turtle shelled, zippered hotel suite,
    He usually sleeps peacefully, his daily goals all met,
    His dreams stiffly vivid, his slumber usually wet.


    Copyright © June 2009
    Kevin Mooney


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    HopeOhlarik commented on My Constant Companion

    12-29-2010

    I rated this poem so long ago, and it still brings me a laugh when i read it. Great poem Kevin!

    devaamido commented on My Constant Companion

    09-27-2009

    Clever, well crafted & funny as Hell, but it'll never get into the New Yorker.

    1990lh commented on My Constant Companion

    09-27-2009

    lol that was cool and funny good one i really enjoyed this read haha i luv to laugh glad i read this. great job.

    danmartyjake1 commented on My Constant Companion

    09-15-2009

    Clever and rich in detail without being vulgar. I really liked this and it stands out as one of your most creative works.. For Sure!

    RHPeat commented on My Constant Companion

    08-09-2009

    ( coy-full ) is a bit stretched beyond even the pun. And the last line sounds like a wet dream. Other than that it looks pretty tight. His dream could be of tomorrow when the alarm is set and you would have a better closure that this one. It's a bit funky to say the least in my opinion.

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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