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Two Brothers Three: A Humorous Poem

Chris has written poetry for 28 years though he focuses on short fiction. But watch out for the occasional twisted nursery rhyme.


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.



Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on July 28, 2020:

Thank you, Lora. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Lora Hollings on July 28, 2020:

I really enjoyed your poem about the brothers and the maiden so fair. You certainly did this poem with much flair! Thanks for the humor. You brightened my day.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 30, 2018:

Very funny, Chris :)

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on March 29, 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.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 29, 2018:

this was so entertaining I loved it

manatita44 from london on March 29, 2018:

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

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on March 29, 2018:

Funny. And a zinger at the end. Thanks.

Nikki Khan from London on March 27, 2018:

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

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

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on March 27, 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.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 26, 2018:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 26, 2018:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 26, 2018:

Really fun. Way too close to my brothers 3.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on March 26, 2018:

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

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