Wednesday, October 7, 2015

DMC: "Turnabout is Fair Play" by B.J. Lee




Turnabout is Fair Play

“Not fair!” I was telling my mother,
“I love him, but he loves another.”
     Then, as they were wed,
     I turned someone’s head,
and now I am wed to his brother.


© 2015 B.J. Lee. All rights reserved.


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21 comments:

  1. What a fun ditty, B.J. It reminds me of William Carlos Williams, whose brother married a girl WCW loved. Williams married her sister.

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    1. Can I partner with you at the next poetry trivia night, Laura? Thanks for the WCW fun fact!

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    2. I didn't know that either, Laura! Interesting!

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  2. That escalated quickly! Cute, B.J. :-)
    I didn't know that about WCW, Laura. Interesting!

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! You know how quickly these things can happen! WINK!

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  3. Such a tangled web we weave... and in only five lines! Well done, BJ. Thanks for the laugh. :)

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    1. so much sad in just few lines this is wonderful and funny :)

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    2. Thanks Michelle, and your welcome!

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  4. A friend married the best man in a wedding where she was maid of honor-romance begets romance! Wonderfully done is just the few lines, BJ. A story to tell your grandchildren!

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  5. Romance DOES beget romance, Linda! In my family, my grandmother's brother was married to my grandfather's sister! Coincidentally, both my grandmother and my grandfather's sister were named Ella.

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  6. B.j.'s poem had me chuckling and then I learned something new about both her family and WCW's in the comments. Win! :D

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    1. Thanks Teresa! Yes, interesting about WCW!

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  7. Oh, I love this one. Made me laugh out loud. Great twist. Thanks!

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  8. If at first you don't succeed- try another one! Lol

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  9. Wonderful, what word fun! Many Thanks.

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