Two Brothers Three: A Humorous Poem

Updated on March 25, 2018
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Chris has been writing poetry for 28 years and though his focus is short fiction, he has had one piece published.


Two Brothers Three

Two brothers, as alike as any sibling pair

Shared the features of their mother

The same sandy blond hair

Two brothers as different as siblings could be

The elder tall, shoulders broad

The younger short and skinny,

Cerebral, athletic, impulsive, reflective,

Alike and unalike were they,

One relaxed, the other, obsessive.

The elder was popular, an all-around star.

Dancing or sporting, light on his feet.

Sought by young ladies near and far.

The younger was intelligent, quick of wit,

Knowledge and insight were his forte.

Academic success his ultimate ticket.

Two brothers were attracted to this one lovely girl

Emerald eyes and wild red hair,

An eye-pleasing mess of unruly curls.

Two brothers who pursued the magnificent belle

Consulted the eldest who at all things excelled

And learned of the fray so joined in as well.

The brothers each made their amorous pitch

To the maiden fair who caused such a glitch

By making a mockery of the brothers three,

For the boy next door

Won the lottery.


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        John Hansen 3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Very funny, Chris :)

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        Chris Mills 3 weeks ago from Missoula, Montana at least until August 2018

        Nikki, Thanks for the laugh. I know it is heart-felt.

        Mark, nice to see you. Thanks for reading. I'm glad some humor came through.

        manatita, hmmm, the younger brother is the first to come up with a brilliant idea and the least to benefit. Some secrets should be kept close to one's heart. haha.

        Frank, I am very happy that you found it to be entertaining. The publish button should be renamed, the "Risk" button. That is how I feel when I publish something like this. I appreciate my friends here on HP.

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        Frank Atanacio 3 weeks ago from Shelton

        this was so entertaining I loved it

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        manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

        Nice! I like that. I wonder who the younger brother was! Charming!

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        Mark Tulin 3 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Funny. And a zinger at the end. Thanks.

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        Nikki Khan 4 weeks ago from London

        Ha ha,, this was much fun to read Chris :)

        Woven very beautifully, thanks for giving a great laugh for the week ahead.

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        Chris Mills 4 weeks ago from Missoula, Montana at least until August 2018

        Venkatachari M, Eric, Bill, and Dora, this is the strength of HP. It offers someone like me a safe place to experiment with my writing and receive feedback that will help me continue growing. Even this sillly verse has its place.

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        Dora Weithers 4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Funny story in seriously well-constructed poetry! I like it.

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        Bill Holland 4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        That was an entertaining way to begin my week. Thanks for the smile!

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        Eric Dierker 4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Really fun. Way too close to my brothers 3.

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        Venkatachari M 4 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

        A very entertaining and humorous poem. The rhyming is as equally nice.