Monday, February 15, 2010

The Man Not Taken

Two men I met the other night
(And flirting is not my department)
Posed to me the guilty task
Of saying yes if either asked
To spend the night at his apartment.

But I took the other of the pair
Whom I guess had me better hooked,
Because he had shaggy unkempt hair
With a wide and rugged jaw so square
And was unaware how good he looked.

The one not taken, to my dismay
Had looks that were a tad too bland;
I just did not see him that way
(And the shaggy one was a better lay),
So I took the other by the hand.

And I shall be telling this little lie
With no intent to cause offense:
Two paths diverged that night, and I—
I took the less attractive guy;
And he made all the difference.

[- Inspired by, and somewhat parodying The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. -]


  1. Anonymous16/2/10 15:06

    You *must* submit this everywhere you can. It's both genius and hilarious. I love it.

  2. Poeticgrin is right, one of my favorite Frost poems, and you have made it so much more!

    Chef E

    Thanks for the tweet PG!

  3. Aw, thank you both! And thanks for the Tweet, Bryan. =)

    And Chef E! I like your blog(s). I'm a foodie myself.