John Carter Brown

Not Romantic - Poem by John Carter Brown

My wife says I'm not romantic,
I don't suppose I am
I think I'm just an average bloke
Doing the best I can;
I think about my lady
And not just now and then
I tell her that I love her
As much as other men.

But this is NOT romantic
It's just not good enough!
She wants the constant flattery
She wants the gooey stuff;
Not just every weekend
Or even days between
She wants the flowers hourly
And treating like a queen.

If truth be told, I'm lazy
And think it doesn't matter
I haven't got the eloquence,
The charm, the chat, the patter;
I've got to be quite honest,
Straightforward and pedantic
My wife is right, I'm not
And never will be a romantic.

(Written June 2000)

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Isn't it funny, the things that cross your mind sometimes?

Comments about Not Romantic by John Carter Brown

  • (10/4/2012 3:33:00 PM)

    hot long stemmed, single rose is very box all tied up with a beautiful ribbon and a card saying 'Just because I love you'

    My bill for this advice is in the post; o))))
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  • (9/27/2012 1:13:00 PM)

    I have had the same problem with all my wives(only two) ..i love your somewhat satiric humor. You
    seem to be always good for another laugh and I enjoy you, very much- will read more
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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