So Lonely I'm Blue
By Mark Edgemon

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So Lonely I'm Blue
By Mark Edgemon

Grandpa loved his grandma Nana.
She was everything to him.
 
She brought him food when he yelled for it,
Vacuumed under his butt while he slept,
Followed him with a brush, removing tobacco stains,
Tried to sleep while he snored,
Stayed out of arms reach when he drank,
Held her breath when he had gas,
Was ever understanding with his verbal assaults,
Did without when he was too lazy to work,
Never complained when she was in bad health,
Made excuses for him when he embarrassed her publicly,
While enduring loneliness everyday of their marriage.
 
For some reason, she died unexpectedly one day.
He buried her in the backyard in between sporting events.
 
It occurred to him later that night something he forgot to do.
So he dug her up and said, "I love you!" That was nice!
 
The End

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