Nick Ger (1985)
If I Were
If I were the boyfriend of Krysten,
What purpose would I have?
What butterfly would please me,
When her lips are so fat?
I wish her hair were autumn red,
And her skin were not so white,
Her hair is brunette instead,
i wish her teeth weren't as tight!
Her neck is one that every man would kiss,
Her shoulders just as graceful,
I wish she hadn't been with so many,
Perhaps then I would be more thankful.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
This poem might sound mean, like I'm calling her ugly, when in fact this couldn't be further from the truth. She has, in reality, a beautiful mouth, a wonderful smile, great hair. I love her lovely form, and her grace. So if I love her appearance, then why would I insult all these things?
What I'm really saying in this poem is that the filthy things that she has done in her life have made her ugly on the inside, which makes me attracted to her less on the outside.
I hope I don't sound judgmental. I apologize if I've offended someone.
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