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Peas 'n Carrots

Updated on October 28, 2014
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By: Wayne Brown


We was made for each other right from the very start

From the moment we met, why we’ve hardly been apart

Just like his mom’s line that Forrest Gump never forgot

You and me; we’s like peas n’ carrots rollin’ in the pot


You don’t cook like my mama, but I done got use to it

At lease you keep tryin’; at times I wished you’d quit

Some of that crazy stuff is just not too dang savoir faire

May be that’s why I been bindin’ up a bit down there


And this house, why it’s a mess; heck, it’s just a dang wreck

And the kids are running round with their little dirty necks

But none of that really bothers you; you’re always so relaxed

I should be relieved; I could have married an ol’ battle-axe


Still there are some things that just ain’t too darn funny

Like when there is too much month at the end of the money

The bank kept callin’ ‘bout all the money we was short

You just llay on the sofa just watchin’ the farm market report


Honey, this must be true love cause there’s nothin’ left it can be

I’ve tried to figure it out but the category evades the genius in me

Normal folks just can’t stay together in such a mess as all of this

We just roll on the floor in the bread crumbs and laugh while we kiss


A feller told me the other day that I ought to hit that road

Said I could do a lot better even if I was to marry a toad

But I don’t believe all that that and don’t care much for frogs

Besides, I don’t swim good and I’d hate sittin on them logs


So I reckon me and you is tied together until the end of time

We’ll take it one day by one day with all the ties that bind

And we sure ain’t got much, but love is sure what we got

We’s just like peas and carrots all rolled in one big pot



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© 2011 Wayne Brown

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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Pamela Kinnaird W...I thought that since Forrest Gump had made such a thing about peas n' carrots that it would be fun to go tongue-in-cheek with it. The Alabama video is one my all time favorites and fits nicely. The song is one of my favorites as well...one of their later years songs that did well on the charts. Thanks much! WB

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Very sweet poem and great fun reading the comments, too. And thanks for posting the Alabama song. I'd never heard it -- it's a good one.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @saddlerider1...Thanks Ken...needed a bit of light-hearted humor and something to go with that great Alabama video that really tickles my ribs. WB

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      saddlerider1 

      6 years ago

      I love it, made me laugh. Yup I've felt that way for many years, then we divorced. It ain't so great, but hey, it's wonderful, I'm a recluse now, just my pen and I and of course my Muse:0) But I admire two people who can stay together and be like peas and carrots in one pot..lol

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @thebluestar...Thank you, as soon as the inspiration hits, I'll share it! WB

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      Annette Donaldson 

      6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      lovely, sweet and funny Wayne, keep em coming. x

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @DebWelch...Thanks, Deb...very cute story. There is also a Confusius says, "Man who have intimate relations in pantry soon get butt in jam." LOL! WB

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      DebWelch 

      6 years ago

      Thumbs up - Funny. What did one strawberry say to the other strawberry? If you weren't so fresh last night - we wouldn't be in this jam right now!

      Cute.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Movie Master...Thank you! So glad you liked it! WB

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Fantastic Wayne, I loved it!

      Love conquers all at the end of the day!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Money Cop...Thank you! WB

      @poetvix....true love and health...that's it, well and maybe homegrown tomatoes! LOL! WB

      @Eiddwen...Thanks so much! WB

      @breakfastpop...You're so bad Poppy...but I did have to laugh out loud...thinking the carrot replied, "Sooo?" WB

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      I have joke for you. A carrot and a pea were walking down the road when a car struck the pea. The carrot accompanied his beloved friend to the hospital. The doctor came out and said I have good news and bad news. The good news is that your friend will live. The bad news is that he will be vegetable!!! Sorry, Wayne but I couldn't resist.

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      a great hub and thank you for sharing. I vote up here.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      poetvix 

      6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This was a delight. If you have true love, you're richer than most.

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      moneycop 

      6 years ago from JABALPUR

      love this poem...

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @50 Caliber...Ah, I's just a lemonade stand poet, Dusty...you know that! WB

      @Truckstop Sally...After watching the video many years ago, I was inspired to write about some nonsensical love. The two seem to fit together quite well...this is one my all time favorite videos. WB

      @Lady_Tenaz....Sometime I get happy; sometimes I get lucky, and sometimes I get happy and lucky...this was one of those times. WB

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      Lady_Tenaz 

      6 years ago

      This was a happy, cute and very entertaining poem. I loved it!

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      Truckstop Sally 

      6 years ago

      You truly can write about anything. Guess there are stranger bedfellows. Ha!

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      50 Caliber 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Wayne, "cute" ain't in my dictionary so besides funny awesome, I'll say a quaint and entertaining write, enjoy your talent and it's broad horizons like the Texas sky line.

      Blessings, Amigo,

      dust

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @bellawriter23...So glad I could accommodate your needs today! Thanks much! WB

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      Erica Sanchez 

      6 years ago from California

      VEry sweet and cute poem W.B. gave me a lil chuckle and I really did need it this morning.

      smiles :)

      bella

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Tim Bryce...I am making some progress on my recordings....my son got me straight on the software interface with the speakers so I am up a level. Glad you like the verse! WB

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      TimBryce 

      6 years ago

      Wayne -

      Good job. You've still got it. Now we've got to get it on the show.

      All the Best,

      Tim

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @jamie l. pereira...Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. WB

      @Extinct Soul....Thanks much...so glad ylou liked it. WB

      @RealHousewife...Thank you,Kelly. It was lots of fun to just kick up a bit of humor in verse. WB

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @A.A. Zavala...Yes, we should give it to our military as a weapon! WB

      @SilentReed...All I have to do is to convince the little woman that I made all this up for the sake of humor!LOL! WB

      @Becky Katz...Thank you for those kind words...careful though, you might encourage me! LOL! WB

      @Lavender3957...Thank you, it was fun poem to write, just focusing on a bit of nonsense and humor. WB

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @K.Burns Darling...I am a sweet boy! Thanks much! WB

      @Just Ask Susan...Thanks much for the read, I appreciate it Susan! WB

      @@Arlene V. Poma...I use to be the same way. A friend got me into it. I still have to be pretty intrigued to hang with one so I just read the good ones! LOL! WB

      @marellen...Thank you...I hope you saw the video too! WB

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Peggy W...Thank you, just having a bit of fun! WB

      @Hypenbird...I wanted something I could associate the video with. I have always loved this video. WB

      @Beth100...We all have a special formula too! WB

      @dahoglund...It was time for a bit of humor in verse! WB

      @drbj...Gee, Doc..she doesn't even know I wrote the poem! LOL! WB

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Peggy W...Thank you, just having a bit of fun! WB

      @Hypenbird...I wanted something I could associate the video with. I have always loved this video. WB

      @Beth100...We all have a special formula too! WB

      @dahoglund...It was time for a bit of humor in verse! WB

      @drbj...Gee, Doc..she doesn't even know I wrote the poem! LOL! WB

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      WB - i was laughing all the way through and wondering how your wife likes this little gem! Lol what an imagination you have!

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      Extinct Soul 

      6 years ago from 14°35'N 121°0'E

      "Like when there is too much month at the end of the money" -->this was my favorite line..ha! crazy thing called love. And yeah the pics was the poems' perfect match..

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      jami l. pereira 

      6 years ago

      WAYYY CUTE! voted up and funny ! :)

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      lavender3957 

      6 years ago

      This is a great poem. I like the way it just slides in your mind as to what is taking place. It is smooth and funny. We use to use this saying when we were kids with 9 of us at home. We's peas and carrots in a pot of love.

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      Becky Katz 

      6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      This is just plumb cute. I enjoy your poems. They are always a joy.

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      SilentReed 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      A great recipe for a lasting relationship :) "And this house, why it’s a mess; heck, it’s just a dang wreck" ~ validate the saying "She who cooks,never cleans!":))

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Love conquers all! Awesome...

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      marellen 

      6 years ago

      Wayne, this hit my funny bone. So darn cute...

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      6 years ago

      I am not a fan of poetry, and I've been avoiding poetry on HubPages like the plague. But, I could not resist your poem. The illustration of the pea and carrot caught my eye and the poem is so appealing to anyone who has ever been lucky enough to "click" with another person from the very start. Voted up!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      lol This was cute :)

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 

      6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Awwww....You are too sweet! Voted up and funny!

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Wayne, is the lil woman the peas?

      And you of course are the carrots?

      Both sailing on calm and rough seas,

      But aware of each other's merits.

      Voted up and funny.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Nice, cute little poem. Peas and carrots compliment each other.

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      Beth100 

      6 years ago from Canada

      :) Nothing better than love! It's the glue that keeps everything together! :)

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I adore this cute little love ditty. Great job Wayne!

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      How cute! I think many of us can relate to at least some of this. Haha!

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