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Poem [May. 31st, 2002|08:20 am]
Peter Sheil
Here is a funny poem - although it describes a situation
a little bit like my personal situation where I have
step siblings who are cousins ... at least I think that
was it. Anyway try getting your brains around the poem.


Many many years ago
When I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow
Who was pretty as could be.

This widow had a grown-up daughter
Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her,
And soon the two were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law
And changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother,
For she was my father's wife.

To complicate the matters worse,
Although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father
Of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became
A brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle,
Though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle,
Then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up daughter
Who, of course, was my step-mother.

Father's wife then had a son,
Who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson,
For he was my daughter's son.

My wife is now my mother's mother
And it makes me blue.
Because, although she is my wife,
She is my grandma too.

If my wife is my grandmother,
Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it,
It simply drives me wild.

For now I have become
The strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother,
I am my own grandpa.

From: wicketgate
2002-05-31 05:23 am (UTC)
Heh, that's a good one :)
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2002-05-31 07:55 am (UTC)
My mom's neice married my dad's brother, making her my aunt and my cousin. That cousin/aunt remarried my high school coach making him my uncle/cousin. My niece married my brother-in-law making us sisters-in-laws as well as aunt/niece. Wrap yourself around that one!!! And they say that only happens in Virginny!!!! Pffttttt hee hee!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-05-31 08:26 am (UTC)


Isn't it stuff like that that causes red necks? ;)
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2002-05-31 08:37 am (UTC)


Well you do have the general idea...seems it found some roots in Californication! hee hee
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From: nadd_badger
2002-06-04 12:36 pm (UTC)
like the ones on Jerry Springer?

the ones on Ricky Lake are lame
she just gives them make-overs
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2002-05-31 05:06 pm (UTC)
There was a song back in the 1940's call "I'm my own Grandpa". I never could completely work it out, but this poem is probably about right.
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