Bri Edwards

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Cassie ....... [my Wife's Concern For My Health; My Young Poemhunter Friend (One Of Them): Not Related, Really; Personal; A Little Humor) - Poem by Bri Edwards

[[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;
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.

(December 8,2013)

Poet's Notes about The Poem

cassie did not pay me to write this. neither did my wife. in fact, my wife sometimes offers me cash to NOT write poems. :) oh, i think i am recovered now from my 'cold'. and i may try my 3 mile walk into the country today, since my wife says she won't let me donate blood until i have survived the revival of my mostly-daily walk past cows and horses near our home.

Comments about Cassie ....... [my Wife's Concern For My Health; My Young Poemhunter Friend (One Of Them): Not Related, Really; Personal; A Little Humor) by Bri Edwards

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/20/2014 2:53:00 PM)

    Keep taking the tablets Bri. They appear to be working :) (Report) Reply

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  • Beach Girl Beach Girl (12/28/2013 7:03:00 PM)

    LOL, you're nuts Bri! But I love this poem anyway! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool Shahzia Batool (12/24/2013 12:46:00 AM)

    An enjoyable poem, and some very interesting poets' notes! ! !
    the style of your Title is like a traditional literary poetry GLOSS that offers a pre-reading to the readers, and that itself is self-explanatory, helping the readers to walk on a guided path...a good poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (12/23/2013 10:50:00 PM)

    ...'once you get to know me (through my poems or messaging) you will discover i am irresistible to young and old and in-between of all sexes; even some non-humans like me a lot! '....... What wonderful claims you make of yourself Bri....! !
    ....... Though most of it is pleasant fantasizing.... there is a grain of truth in it, I must admit! I enjoyed Cassy addressing you 'a silly old man'! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (12/21/2013 5:25:00 PM)

    dear readers, i'm wondering if my friend Cassandra, aka Cassie, could have read my mind...........'cause i think when i wrote the poem in my notebook i DID spell chassis as chassie! [now, read HER comment, below] i think my wife's computer caught the misspelling for me. it is not a word i have seen or used often...heck, i rarely have seen it and maybe never written it! ! but the word IS chassis, not chassie. OR, rather than read my mind, does she (also) misspell it in HER mind? bri :)

    AS FOR jay a's question (in his comment) . WELL, there is a friendship developing, as has happened with several other poemhunter friends in a wide age range. and as cassie implies in her comment, she is chatty, as i am.......(i am with someone who is pleasant and interesting and willing and anxious to converse) . maybe because she is home-schooled, she is feeling in more need of human contact? and who wants to always be in contact with a younger sister? [even though Goldheart Bird is a nice girl as well] and her/their parents both work, so there may not be much talking going on there. BESIDES, once you get to know me (through my poems or messaging) you will discover i am irresistible to young and old and in-between of all sexes; even some non-humans like me a lot!
    that is NOT to say, if i weren't married, i wouldn't be otherwise interested were cassie a bit older.......... like 18?
    :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Goldheart Bird (12/20/2013 6:15:00 PM)

    Lol! I never knew someone will even write a poem of my sister! XD Good day to you!
    Allison (Report) Reply

  • Cassandra Jasmine Cassandra Jasmine (12/20/2013 5:52:00 PM)

    Bri, your poems are so funny, I could just tip over my chair giggling.
    Yes, I AM girly.But please, give me a break. You have to be so polite and smiley and everything at home, unless you (I) want my parents yelling at me.
    Chassis huh? I believe you had a little spelling error there. ;) Caught you!
    Tea sounds nice; without the sugar. Of course, it would be nice to give my respects to your little dried-up turtle. Last but not least, I will never forget to bombard you with questions. ;)
    Thanks Bri!
    A ten from me! (Naturally)
    And nope, there isn't; 'something going on'; I simply enjoy the company of this silly old man. Whom, by 'old', I'm saying it affectionately. Salutations! (Report) Reply

  • Jay Alexander Jay Alexander (12/20/2013 3:53:00 PM)

    Neat poem! Is there something going on between you and Cassie? (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden Noreen Carden (12/20/2013 3:01:00 PM)

    This is a nice tribute to cassie and also to your wife who deserves a medal in my opinion for putting up with you
    Bri ha ha (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes Paul Brookes (12/20/2013 1:42:00 PM)

    Nice poem to a friend and any way does a poem have to rhyme BB : O) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 19, 2013

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