Cassie ....... [my wife's concern for my health; my young PoemHunter friend (one of them): not related, really; personal; a little humor)
[[I was reading aloud but my wife said “No more”;
no more because I’d admitted my throat was sore.
She filled a tiny glass and said “Gargle with Echinacea”;
and “Stay out of cold office, ...... though the computer might please ya.”
So for now I’m banned from using PoemHunter.com;
sometimes my wife treats me as if she’s really my Mom.
But I loved my Mom and, as a kid, my Mom cared for me,
and I know my wife has good intentions....... to keep me illness-free.]]
NOW for the title-girl, my PoemHunter friend named Cassie.
She’s a young Chinese-American music wonder. What a lassie!
I know I’ve used “lassie” to rhyme with her name before. ... Why not?
I could somehow use “sassy”, or “glassy”, or “chassis” as rhymes, but there aren’t a LOT (of rhymes) .
She lives, according to her, in my Pacific Time Zone.
She practices on her piano, to her increasing-skills hone.
[She’s got a sister, “Allison”, I think younger; they are both home-schooled.]
Cassie says she’s mostly her own teacher, so I guess HER “teacher” can’t be fooled.
She plays her sister’s violin a bit, and plays also, I think, with a pet bird.
I could say she is smarter than I, but that would just be TOO absurd.
She thinks my poems are funny, and I must readily agree.
If Cassie weren’t “just” a PoemHunter friend, we could go for walks and...... I could serve her tea.
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