Bad Poetry Alert!

I wrote this for my brother and his fiance when they got engaged.

Chris and Jocelyn, you’re just starting out
Happiness is in your future, we have no doubt.
But, when times get tough and you feel like jumping ship
Let me remind you of these important tips.

When Jocelyn gets you mad as wives do, of course
Listen to Obi Wan and use the force.
Keep your cool and talk it out
Nothing gets solved when you scream and shout.
And Jocelyn when Chris makes you mad as hell
Put his old Star Wars toys on Ebay to sell.
If he hogs the remote, cut him some slack,
If she likes to shop, get off her back.

Love each other for who you are,
A boy and a girl who met at a bar.
It was love at first sight, or so the story goes,
You were too drunk to tell so no one really knows.
Nine whole months we waited to hear,
That Chris had a girlfriend - Hooray! He's not queer!

It's a special thing finding the love of your life
And promising to be true as husband and wife.
So first came love and now a marriage
and hopefully next a designer baby carriage.


Chaotic Mom said...


So, how are they doing now? I must read more... ;)

chelle said...

hehe how cute!! That was not bad poetry!!

Sandra said...

LOL I loved that, it was so cute and funny too. :)

Nancy said...

Too funny! My favorite part is how you included Obi Wan Kenobi. :-)

Juliabohemian said...

well your meter is a little off, but otherwise it's very amusing!

Nicole said...

I think you have a future in writing toasts for wedding receptions! It definitely put a smile on my face.

MamaKBear said...

That is priceless!!

MrsFortune said...

Holy crap, that is really, reall bad, I am in awe of your talent! Did you give this to them or read at their wedding? I especially love the last line, way to bring that one up from the 2nd grade jingle/rhyme! Hilarious!


awesome! you and my dad should join forces. you have the same poeticicicness.

Sybil said...

I really loved your poem. Keep up the good work.