Robert Winthrop

Robert Winthrop Poems

1. Missing Persons 1/19/2012
2. A Sonnet To Youth 1/20/2012
3. La Recherche 1/20/2012
4. Small-Town Vice 1/20/2012
5. The Old Water Tower 1/21/2012
6. The Debt 1/21/2012
7. Marge 1/21/2012
8. My Uncle And Mark Twain 1/21/2012
9. Petrified Opinions 1/21/2012
10. The Last Ones Chosen 1/21/2012
11. The Real Shoeless Joe 1/21/2012
12. Miss Brown 1/21/2012
13. A Fortunate Meeting 1/21/2012
14. Happy Days, Hannibal Style 1/21/2012
15. ...And Come Back A Star 1/21/2012
16. A Brave Friend 1/21/2012
17. I Lived On Pleasant Street 1/21/2012
18. The Blue-Plate Special 1/19/2012
19. Night Sounds 1/20/2012
20. Lone Kid On The Block 1/21/2012
21. Grandma's Apron 1/20/2012
22. A Brother's Touch 1/19/2012
Best Poem of Robert Winthrop

A Brother's Touch

When we were kids and sent to bed
When dusk had barely passed,
My brother Tom and I would play
A game, "I Touched You Last."

We'd lie there in our double bed
Where nothing could be seen,
And then a hand would slowly snake
Across the space between.

"I touched you last, " we'd say and then
Edge back across the bed.
The other one would wait awhile,
Pretending to be dead.

Then he would reach one finger out
And touch the other's arm.
"I touched you last! " he'd shout with glee
Then scoot away from ...

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The Blue-Plate Special

When I was newly married and adjusting to the life,
I went to see my mother and complained about my wife.
I wasn't kind then to my wife I really must confess.
Her cooking wasn't up to par; she left the sink a mess.
My mother listened carefully to all I had to say,
And then she smiled and gave advice I think of everyday.
Said she, "The object of one's heart
Cannot be ordered a la carte."

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