Hm. Nes

Rookie - 82 Points (April 11,1960 / Plainview, Texas)

The Howler - Poem by Hm. Nes

I told the boys you'd be there when I came home late, late last night.
I even bragged you'd wake, smile and greet me with a kiss
There wouldn't be a fight.
So, I was shocked when I came through the door
And you were there no more.
All that remained of you was the howler you left for me on the floor.

And it said:
'I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE WITH YOU IF YOU WERE THE LAST MAN
'THAT EXISTED ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!
'I'VE GONE BACK HOME TO MOMMA, SO DON'T CALL! DON'T WRITE!
'DON'T E-MAIL! DON'T TEXT MESSAGE! YOU'RE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST JERK! '

I'm sure you told your momma about that howler the night you left,
The last words that I'll ever hear, because now I'm completely deaf.
And someday when we reconcile and you whisper in my ear,
I'll have to say: 'Eh? I can't hear a thing. Remember the howler dear? '

When you said:
'I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE WITH YOU IF YOU WERE THE LAST MAN
'THAT EXISTED ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!
'I'VE GONE BACK HOME TO MOMMA, SO DON'T CALL! DON'T WRITE!
'DON'T E-MAIL! DON'T TEXT MESSAGE! YOU'RE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST JERK! '

At first I thought I'd write a howler, with harsh words of my own,
A howler that would be much louder, to make my point, drive it home!
Instead, I've written this simple song, to say I need you so!
The boys, I don't need, but if you leave, where you go, I'll go.

Though you said:
'I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE WITH YOU IF YOU WERE THE LAST MAN
'THAT EXISTED ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!
'I'VE GONE BACK HOME TO MOMMA, SO DON'T CALL! DON'T WRITE!
'DON'T E-MAIL! DON'T TEXT MESSAGE! YOU'RE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST JERK! '

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Topic(s) of this poem: love


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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 7, 2015


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