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Breaking Up With Lady Mondegreen

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Can’t say hello, can’t say goodbye,
won’t let go, won’t hold tight,
so ‘scuse me while I kiss this guy.
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It’s not a ploy to make you fly,
just tired of standing in mid-plight —
can’t say hello, can’t say goodbye.
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You’ve found a girl who caught your eye,
with a sweeter mouth and a softer bite,
‘so scuse me while I kiss this guy.
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He’s not that hot, I cannot lie
but his voice is like a bird in flight.
Can’t say hello, can’t say goodbye —
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when his mouth is settled on my thigh
I lose my will and all my might,
so ‘scuse me while I kiss this guy.
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I was willing to give it one more try —
this isn’t something in which I delight —
but we can’t say hello, can’t say goodbye.
so ‘scuse me while I snog this guy.

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About This Poem: More villanelles! Hah. This might be the last one, though. I’m burnt on them. I used the prompt today, which was to find a phrase from the phrase finder. (which I am now in love with, btw). My phrase, as you might have guessed, was the mondegreen “‘scuse me while I kiss the sky.”

About Poem-A-Day: For the month of April (National Poetry Month), I’ve signed on to write a poem-a-day (eeks!). To make it slightly easier on myself, my rules are that I have to write each poem in fifteen minutes or less, and that I have to post it here on the blog as soon as I’m done. No edits. Just rough. Raw. Right out of the gate. (Of course, if you’re playing along, I hope you’ll post a link to your poem in the comments here — mainly because I’m selfish and I want to read them!)

See all my Poem-A-Day poems here.

You can also read some amazing poems-a-day over at Sage Cohen’s blog.

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