Verse – Kissing in a Hearse

Only college seniors were allowed
cars on campus in those ancient days.
Four guys, Juniors, searched car lots and found
just the thing, a ’47 hearse,
Pontiac, straight 8, just fifty bucks
each. A Senior said he’d claim the beast
legally was his. Quadruple dates
were the thing: one couple in the seat,
driving, six would lounge on pillows where
caskets usually rode. Of course, at times
two young people would kiss, death be damned.

Steve's Hearse

Steve’s Hearse

  • Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, July 1, 2016

Verse – “Sleeping Beauty”

How can the woman in my life,
and in my bed, sleep placidly
while lying next to her is ME-
so sexy, handsome–any wife
should toss and turn, moan now and then
just from the pure proximity!

Or better yet, talk in her sleep!
My darling, sweetheart, you’re the man!
Please wake me now with a deep kiss,
my dreams of you fill me with bliss…

Surely now she’ll beg for MOAR!
But instead she starts to snore…

[Consult an urban dictionary for the meaning of “MOAR”]

– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, Jan. 15, 2014