Robert Winthrop

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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