I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Ugly Brother Comments

Rating: 5.0

When I see my brother
we like to call each other
ugly just for fun.Of course,
he's very handsome.

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Kim Barney
COMMENTS
Grace Diane Jessen 28 September 2019

Very, very funny! Good one!

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Kim Barney 01 October 2019

Thank you. This is one of my oldest poems.

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Kim Barney 15 August 2019

Thanks to all who have commented. Sorry I can't reply to each one. My time is limited now and i seldom even log in anymore.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 15 August 2019

Amazingly humorous write. Only a few minds can create and construct such a unique and witty poem. The bond between brothers is just wonderfully portrayed. The photo that goes with this poem enhances the fun that this write brings.

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Kim Barney 15 August 2019

Rose Marie, thank you so much. Your comment is very generous.

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Annette Aitken 09 August 2016

Ha ha ha its great to have that rapore within the family, I'm the youngest of 7 so I know what you mean ha ha...loving the photo Annette

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A creative composition filled with sibling fun!

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 02 January 2016

Verily, a fine narration of the dialogue and a fine expression of brothers' childhood that makes us to recall our childhood.

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Marilyn Lott 11 December 2015

I remember me and my older brother giving each other a bad time too. And fighting when we played games was part of the game. Unfortunately my mother didn't enjoy it like we did. Awwww, those memories, huh? Great, Kim, really fun reading!

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Wes Vogler 11 November 2015

I envy you the free-going conversation with your brother. My brothers were spaced at six year intervals and the communication just wasn't there. The exception was my older brother who had the communication skills of a goat. The exception being only a two year difference. He failed at school and we wound up in the same class. is ego was satisfied with beatings. I did learn to be fleet of foot. Thank you, as they say, for sharing. 10 lus in warmth alone.

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Pamela Sinicrope 22 October 2015

Hilarious! ! ! I have three sons and I could imagine that kind of banter in the future... And you still like each other... So that's great! ! !

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Bri Edwards 15 September 2015

now this shall be # 21 in my/our list of PH poems in my/our September 'showcase for PH poets' on my PH site. thanks. i don't remember this photo; did you change the photo as well as the title? bri :) more info: breech birth noun noun: breech birth; plural noun: breech births; noun: breech delivery; plural noun: breech deliveries a delivery of a baby so positioned in the uterus that the buttocks or feet are delivered first. :)

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Kim Barney 18 September 2015

I did change the photo, but not the title. I asked my siblings if I should change it back to the original photo. Only one of them replied. She said she liked this one better, so I left it.

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Kim Barney 18 September 2015

Actually, Bri, I just read my poet's notes and it seems that I DID change the title for three days back in December, then changed it back. I don't even remember what I changed it to for those three days!

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Karin Martin 24 June 2015

Laughing out loud! Great! I wish I had a brother who would fence: with me... Keep it coming :)

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Lyn Paul 14 June 2015

I think the brother in the photo is very cute, that rugged look. Thanks for the smiles

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John Richter 02 April 2015

hee hee hee! So sweet Kim! I grew up with 5 sisters and I know the story well! I'm sure that your brother got a kick out of that photo........

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Bri Edwards 11 March 2015

you got comments from some of my favorite PH friends/poets. (Darlene, Valsa, Mandolyn) (all women of course) and well, after you come out they still couldn't tell! ............ this line made me laugh...outloud! i couldn't help myself. i've heard of an ugly stick but i don't think i've heard the breech line before now. in investigating the spelling of breech (just checking, sir) , i ran across some definitions i did not know or know well. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - breech breCH/ noun noun: breech; plural noun: breeches 1. the part of a cannon behind the bore. the back part of a rifle or gun barrel. 2. archaic a person's buttocks. verb archaic verb: breech; 3rd person present: breeches; past tense: breeched; past participle: breeched; gerund or present participle: breeching 1. put (a boy) into breeches after being in petticoats since birth. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BUT the definitions must not be complete, as i doubt a boy was put into either 1-part of a cannon or other gun OR 2- someone's buttocks............though i would be interested in seeing such an event in either case, as long as i wasn't the boy. ya know, that primate do look a bit like my younger bro! UNFORTUNATELY, some people do {in the opinion of some others] look like they've been beaten with the stick (or at least not gotten their fair share of what is considered good looks) . it is too bad that that can make such a difference to some people, especially when outward physical appearance gets in the way of people learning how nice (or not nice) those people are inside! i dislike when i hear a person say to a 'new mom'....'oh, what a beautiful baby/child you have! ' how could that make another 'less attractive' kid feel, etc? ? bri :)

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Mj Lemon 08 March 2015

This is just amazing...and as someone has already observed...A gem.

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Fabrizio Frosini 23 January 2015

a witty lyric, Kim, you made me laugh, thank you

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Elisha Wall 14 January 2015

I laughed wildly as I read it. This is a piece that cracks your ribs. Thanks for the good humours.

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Elisha Wall 14 January 2015

I laughed wildly as I read it. This is a piece that cracks your ribs. Thanks for the good humours.

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Darlene Walsh 13 January 2015

lol, very entertaining and fun to read.

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Valsa George 04 January 2015

Such teasing and taunting are so natural among siblings! They are so close to one's heart that we can pull their legs without the fear of being offended! The picture adds to the hilariousness of the poem!

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I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit