Perfect Couplings #terriblepoetry #poems #poetry

Chel Owens is back with her terrible poetry prompt, here. This time it’s a sonnet which were encouraged to make romantic. But how much romance is there? This is my take…

Perfect Couplings

History is littered with perfect lovers

Like Ant and Cleo and Yoko and John.

But are these blokes and their significant others

Really as solid as they make out in song?

Did Emma’s beauty make Nelson one eyed?

And did Anne B lose her head to King Hal?

Or to Jose, ‘Not tonight,’ did Nappy cry?

Or Bogie tell Lauren, ‘You act like a gal’?

I really do question if they were so perfect

Or whether they were beset with doubts,

Because life tells me most pairs have defects

And each of her screams may be met with his shouts.

No, truly there’s only ever been one biggie.

Those enduring lovers: Kermit and Miss Piggy.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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38 Responses to Perfect Couplings #terriblepoetry #poems #poetry

  1. joylennick says:

    Tee hee…. I do agree! x

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Sadje says:

    Haha! This is a fun poem

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Darlene says:

    LOL! Thanks for the laugh. Perhaps I should read this to hubby tomorrow on our 45th Anniversary!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Erika says:

    Haha, good one! The perfect couple… what means perfect?

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Ritu says:

    Nicely done, His Geoffleship!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Haha. Geoff, you are one of a wonderful kind.
    This weekend I’m using one of the sets of three “random reader things” you left for The Armadillo Files.” It includes the limerick you gave me. Hugs on the wing.

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  7. Ah! The universal truth – Kermit and Miss Piggy!

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  8. arlingwoman says:

    Kermit and Miss Piggy!! Yes! But even that isn’t perfect, given Miss Piggy’s enormous ego…

    Liked by 2 people

  9. noelleg44 says:

    So much fun! And as for Kermit and Miss Piggy – the perfect couple!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful couple at the end. Kermit always a little confused, Miss Piggy never.

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  11. Widdershins says:

    No greater love than the Pig for her Frog! 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Ah yes, Miss Piggy and Kermit, the perfect couple.

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  13. Like this so much

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  14. Gr8BigFun says:

    Yes! Kermit and Miss Piggy, the ‘terrible-ist’ of Shakespearian love sonnets. Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

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  16. Chel Owens says:

    Theirs does seem the most enduring relationship, doesn’t it?

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