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Her Gift - a short poem

Updated on February 1, 2015

He was secretly seen,


naughty but nice,

saucy and spice,

‘His and Hers’

Intimate apparel.

How thoughtful

how quaint,

how nostalgic,

wasn’t it great

he’d remembered the date.

An Anniversary gift to share,

But - beware…

The gift didn’t materialise,

only then did she realise,

only then did it occur,

they were bought for

Him and another Her.


she booked a romantic cruise,

Just for Her and Him,

Blissfully aware of His

inability –

to swim.

(copyright (c) m edwards 2012


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    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from australia

      ocfireflies - smiles back - pleased you like it. Thank you.

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      3 years ago from North Carolina

      Enjoyed very much! Smiles.


    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from australia

      Mary, much appreciate your comment. It's kind of tongue in cheek but yes, she's my sort of lady too. Thanks Mary.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Loved your poem. This lady was very clever!

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from australia

      Harishprasad - I thank you so much for such positive comments and votes - most welcome and appreciated -

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      travmaj, such a delectable poem was hidden from my eyes ! So fortunate am I to find out and taste it. Should I need a novel to read after feeling all the thrill in these wonderful verses. Really a wonderful poem. Voted up and shared. PS: Voted also as useful because such poetry is badly needed in present times.

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      6 years ago

      I know the poem appears to be funny, but it can also be read as a tragedy of betrayal, with a brave soul telling the world that 'When I go I'll go like Elsie.'

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      Rosemay - thank you - appreciate your comment! LOL

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      unknown - thank you so much for this huge compliment! I appreciate very much.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Lol. I love this poem, Revenge is so sweet :)

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      one of the best poems i've ever read here in HP!

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      thank you too sujithbeta = for dropping by and reading - much appreciate

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      Sreejith k 

      6 years ago from Kerala, India

      Nice poem. Thanks for sharing

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      Glimmer Twin - thanks - glad you enjoyed and laughed -

      Mhatter - thanks again - laughing at your comment - should have seen it coming - you are an at expert at that. All square! cheers

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Should have seen that coming... but you started so romantic. thank yoy

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      6 years ago

      Well done - this was a great laugh at the end of a long day. Thanks!

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      Valley - once again thanks and appreciation - I'm glad it made you smile - I hope the sun appears in the valley soon - cheers

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      6 years ago

      Maj...that was so naughty but nice!!...brought a smile to my face on this lovely grey summer morning in Northern are very talented.voted awesome:-))

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      ki force - thanks again - glad you enjoyed - more than one way of dealing with

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      Thanks again Billy - please know I'm just an author with a creative streak - and not the lady in question, lol

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      Hi midget - pleased you stopped by and enjoyed. Thanks

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      Hi snakeslane - thanks for your comment - glad you enjoyed

    • travmaj profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from australia

      Hi Patty - thanks for this - I'm sure she would have figured sharks into the picture - she's that sort of girl!

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      6 years ago from Florida

      travmaj...oh girl..I knew we were on the same wavelength....booked a cruise..he couldn't swim....loved the poem...very creative... loved the " twist "keep'em coming....

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL....that is one lady that needs to be watched at all times. Great fun my friend!

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Travel, absolutely loved the twist at the end here. A romantic suspense thriller of a poem, and really creative!! Awesome!!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      6 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Voted UP, Funny, and Awesome!!! Yikes, I was not expecting the twists!!! Awesome Job!! I wonder if she booked the cruise during Shark Week...LOL

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Oh my! A sinister plot is hatched. Clever and funny travmaj! Regards snakeslane


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