Kim Barney


You Stole My Heart - Poem by Kim Barney

You know how generous I am;
I've always been a giver.
Since you've managed to steal my heart,
Why don't you take my liver?

Topic(s) of this poem: body, humor

Form: Light Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written 21 November 2016

I got the idea for this poem while reading THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE by Douglas Adams.
On page 170 of my Pocket Books edition, printed 1984, I found this little gem of a poem (actually a song, according to the book) :

I teleported home one night
With Ron and Sid and Meg.
Ron stole Meggie's heart away
And I got Sidney's leg.

Comments about You Stole My Heart by Kim Barney

  • Bri Edwards (5/12/2017 10:13:00 PM)

    yes, i agree with Sister Frances (see below): i might even like a few of HER body parts!

    love the KB poem and like the Pocket Book poem.

    and in the spirit of it is better to receive than to give: you receive what i give:

    Bri's Visit To The 'Butcher'

    The doctor said: Sorry, Bri, we need to take your spleen.
    And, by the way, we'll amputate your left leg at your knee.
    To that I said: Ok, Doc. Why not take all that's in beTWEEN?
    Then: But, Doc, leave something with which I still can pee.

    bri :)
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  • Spock The Vegan (11/26/2016 10:01:00 AM)

    Ha ha. I reminds me of my poem Drunken Offering, where one drunk offers the other his liver. (Report)Reply

    Kim Barney(11/26/2016 2:47:00 PM)

    I had to look a long time among your poems before I found it. You should have mentioned that it was a limerick, and I would have found it sooner. I finally found it under the title Limerick: Drunken Offering.

    I had actually read it before, but did not remember doing so, so I did not consciously steal your idea. Honest!

    I am having so much trouble with Poem Hunter and the annoying Security Alert that keeps freezing up my screen. I was unable to reply to your message online, so I am typing this in my word processor and will try and copy and paste it in the 'reply' box later if PH will let me.

    Nobody else has commented that they also get that Security Alert. Am I really the only one? Yesterday I was on PH for hours and it never happened, so I thought the problem was fixed, but today it is awful again.

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  • Wes Vogler (11/25/2016 12:44:00 AM)

    Hmmm I always have been a leg man myself I am reading some of the bathroom books. All sorts of weird information. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/22/2016 12:26:00 AM)

    Brilliantly written...why stop at the heart. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 21, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 24, 2019


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