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Bri Edwards


A Father's Toast At His Gay Son's Wedding Reception..... [Same-sex marriage; Humour/HUMOR; Johnny Cash song/Sheldon Silverstein poem; SHORT]


In these days of rapidly-spreading same-sex marriages,
when same-sex partners even push baby carriages,
it can be an advantage for a man to have a name like Sue,
BECAUSE if he loves another guy, and they decide to say 'I do', ……

AND the 'guy's' parents are a little leery of their son's choice,
[even though, that-their-son-has-finally-'found love', they do rejoice],
THEN, at the reception, after the father starts his speech: 'How do you do? ',
'Dad' can follow with the one-liner: 'At least our son-in-law's NAME is Sue.'

(June 18,2014)

Submitted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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i happened to go to the PH home page and look down the list of top 500 poets. i wasn't there! oh well. next year maybe.
anyway, i noticed the poem 'A Boy Named Sue', which for some reason i thought had been written by the country singer Johnny Cash (hope i spelled this and the next name correctly!) . i found out the author was actually 'Shel' Siverstein (he also wrote children's books and did a bunch of other creative things before he died in 1999) . J.Cash sang the song and apparently changed a few words, or so i read. so i wanted to read the poem and i did. that gave me the idea for this poem, which is based on the slow, but increasingly-more-common move to acceptance of same-sex marriages in america and elsewhere.......(unfortunately not everywhere, in MY opinion; i mean i think it is unfortunate) . the poem is also based on my imagination.

don't forget to vote me into the top 500 next time you get the
chance.

p.s. i typed this online (in the 'comments' area under the poem, here on PH) instead of using a pen and paper as i usually do. i typed a bit different version first, which was lost somewhere in cyberspace due, i think, to PH [poor PH; they always get blamed! ] AND some recent change in my Yahoo pages; my wife (the computer-savvy resident of this house) was not available to help me try to retrieve it. oh well; maybe this version is better?

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  • Noreen Carden (7/9/2014 6:44:00 PM)

    Nice poem Bri as always your poem makes me smile. Well about voting for you one question.What's in it for me? (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (7/9/2014 6:44:00 PM)

    Nice poem Bri as always your poem makes me smile. Well about voting for you one question.What's in it for me? (Report) Reply

  • Eugene Levich (6/19/2014 5:06:00 PM)

    You've got it wrong, Bri! His name's not Sue- That's his motto- he's an ambulance-chasing attorney! (Report) Reply

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