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 Category:  Humor Poetry
  Posted: February 3, 2014      Views: 95

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Marillion is David Nelson Bradsher, a self-constructed Byronic Hero (or Zero), flawed but well-meaning, simple but paradoxical, and still a work in progress.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1989 with a B - more...

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The old song started, grainy and obscure,
a prime example of the kind of tune
I used to choose when life and love were pure
upon a deep-fried summer afternoon.

You favored classic rock—and Metal, too—
but I had broken out some Manilow,
and stupidly admitted it to you.
Would I repeat that past disclosure? No.

I’d use Def Leppard. Surely Photograph
would not create the same derisive snort
that had resulted from my social gaffe.
Such levels of disdain have no retort.

But such mistakes are made when teens are randy.
Her name had matched the song….God damn you, Mandy.


Author Notes
A sonnet.

Barry Manilow's first hit was a song named Mandy, but whatever you do, don't make a mix tape for a girl of the same name and include it.
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