Kim Barney

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I Don't Care - Poem by Kim Barney

My head is bald,
but I don't care.
I'm not so tall,
but I don't care.

I'm overworked
and underpaid.
It's been ten years
since I got

sick, and my boss says
'That don't count a lick! '

I'm disapproved,
misunderstood,
have all that's bad
and nothing good.

I am so ugly
that I find
that parents shove
their kids behind
their backs to keep
me from shocking
them to sleep.

And then those parents
stand and stare
but I don't care.

Topic(s) of this poem: humor


Poet's Notes about The Poem

written and submitted 27 Feb 2015 (picture did not load)

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Comments about I Don't Care by Kim Barney

  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (2/27/2020 3:36:00 AM)

    I don't care
    in positive sense
    the sentence shows the hope and path of going ahead to success of life//
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  • Exasperation (2/27/2020 2:57:00 AM)

    You didn't care to pen how immensely gifted you are by the Creator, (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (1/15/2020 4:49:00 PM)

    Really an insight poem nicely put together. Very powerfully and movingly penned. Thanks for sharing, Kim. (Report)Reply

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  • Soran M. HSoran M. H (1/3/2020 3:34:00 PM)

    a miserable situations we are facing in this lovely poem, which is the reality of so many people around the world, you have been successfully addressed them in a poetic manor, great 10 (Report)Reply

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  • A B Faniki (8/19/2019 11:23:00 PM)

    This small images that u created whn put together create a picture that capture my heart.Great poem (Report)Reply

    Kim Barney(8/20/2019 12:23:00 AM)

    Thank you, A B, for reading and commenting.

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  • Sandra Feldman (7/17/2019 2:24:00 AM)

    Happy is he,
    Who with humor
    Sees life,
    If you can't do anything
    About it
    Better to laugh than to cry..

    Wonderful poem! Really funny! and so well written.

    Poetry is s tragically sad or serious at times.
    Your vey talented and very well illustrated poem serves for well needed comic relief, very well and artistically
    tied. Good job, dear Kim, thank you, obriigada
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    Kim BarneyKim Barney(7/17/2019 4:53:00 PM)

    Dear Sandra,
    your comments are always so gracious and uplifting. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  • Jane Campion (7/17/2019 12:43:00 AM)

    When humor is supreme we have apple pie and cream. Wonderful picture. Useful for Halloween and crows. (Report)Reply

    Kim BarneyKim Barney(7/17/2019 4:50:00 PM)

    Thank you, Jane. Your comment has brightened my day!

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  • Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister (6/30/2019 10:28:00 AM)

    Hilarious! Especially the line with the missing word at the end! I will be laughing in my sleep tonight! (Report)Reply

    Kim BarneyKim Barney(7/3/2019 9:50:00 AM)

    Thank you, Jungle Cat. Not many people have commented on that particular line, which to me is the best part of the poem!

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  • Richard D RemlerRichard D Remler (3/7/2019 11:24:00 PM)

    reminds me of a song somebody sang in the old " Cockeyed Cowboys, " movie from way back. A fun, enjoyable read that works well when read aloud. Loved it. (Report)Reply

    Kim BarneyKim Barney(7/3/2019 9:52:00 AM)

    I am not familiar with that movie, Richard, but I really appreciate your positive comment. Thank you very much.

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/1/2019 9:24:00 AM)

    Nicely expressed thoughts and feelings. Thanks for sharing Kim. (Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (2/14/2019 11:48:00 PM)

    I am so ugly
    that I find
    that parents shove
    their kids behind
    their backs to keep
    me from shocking
    them to sleep....beautiful
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    Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister(6/30/2019 10:30:00 AM)

    You have missed the point, Prabir. It's not supposed to be beautiful. It's FUNNY!

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (2/13/2019 7:22:00 AM)

    I love your work and your sense of humor. This poem truly made me smile. (Report)Reply

    Kim BarneyKim Barney(4/9/2019 9:44:00 PM)

    Thanks very much, Marilyn. I wrote this one more than four years ago.
    I'm glad it could produce a smile from you, my friend.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (2/12/2019 2:35:00 AM)

    No underestimate can be done. You are not tall but you are taller in poetry writing. You are not bald as you have may words in your mind. You have brilliantly expressed your excellent thought. This is an excellent poem...10 (Report)Reply

    Kim BarneyKim Barney(4/9/2019 9:47:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kumarmani.
    I hereby bestow upon you the title of
    THE GENTLE GIANT OF POPULAR POETS.

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (1/17/2018 8:15:00 AM)

    Enjoyed reading this fun and satire, a great poem. (Report)Reply

    Kim BarneyKim Barney(4/9/2019 9:50:00 PM)

    Thanks, Akhtar.
    Oh, if only the world would appreciate its greatness as you do!

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  • Adeeso AdeyemiAdeeso Adeyemi (7/5/2017 6:25:00 AM)

    when I read your first poem, mere looking at this I said to myself.. He is at it again..Nice work sir (Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (6/14/2017 3:19:00 PM)

    a funny poem of not caring when doing a lot of scaring but at least you are good at being bad? .......well written (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/13/2017 1:22:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed reading this poem. It reminds me of parents scaring their children by imaginary creatures when they do not obey their orders. Great Humour. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/3/2017 3:38:00 PM)

    as part of my changes to my method of producing my/our showcase for PH poets on my PH site, i am TAKING poems, primarily from some of my PH Friends, without asking or them offering, but..........I'M TELLING YOU NOW: i'm taking this for the March 2017 showcase! ! ! ! if you tell me NO! ...........then i'll take it out of the showcase.

    i've already left two previous comments and they shall stand.

    thanks.

    bri :)

    and, though it is a bit longer than 20 lines, i'm going to include the whole poem in the showcase.
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    Kim BarneyKim Barney(3/5/2017 8:06:00 PM)

    Bri, I left a big long reply to your comment two days a go, but I must have forgotten to push the 'submit' button because the comment doesn't show up.
    To make a long story short, you are welcome to include this in your showcase if you want to.
    I don't care.

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  • Dee CorpolongoDee Corpolongo (1/13/2017 1:20:00 AM)

    It made me laugh today, and that's okay...for all the smiles you brought, I'd say! heh~heh~
    and truthfully, I don't care much neither! Gotta laugh at life with all it's strife! Thanks!
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  • Kathy Van KurinKathy Van Kurin (12/13/2016 8:40:00 PM)

    Kim Barney,
    Outward appearance is not the be all and end all of what defines any of us. Who and what we stand for is all important. What do we say, feel, express towards others in this big world in myriads of ways is what counts! Your poem really was a sounding board for the old saying, Don't judge a book by it's cover. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing. Many people need to know that who we are is beautiful just because. Your picture is priceless. Love it!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 20, 2019


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