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ode to a yawn

by Gavin M Roy

it is more contagious
than any disease
a simple act that
brings conversation to its knees

sometimes covert
but mostly overt
a yawn will say so much
of conversation interest and such

no matter how hard you try to contain it
no matter what words you used to explain it
you can not deny just how
you enjoyed that yawn just now

10/30/2002

Posted on 10/30/2002
Copyright © 2022 Gavin M Roy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Anne Engelen on 10/30/02 at 02:54 PM

OMG....how did you know Gavin I would yawn? (dang even twice) It was the funniest thing to read. Thanks for the laugh. I loved it!

Posted by Christina Bruno on 10/31/02 at 02:48 AM

Hehe...i love to yawn ;D

Posted by Kristine Briese on 10/31/02 at 09:41 PM

*laughing maniacally*

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 11/04/02 at 12:59 AM

Very clever, this humorous ode to a yawn. The surest faux pas in polite company. The genteel hide it behind a fan or hand! A fun read!

Posted by Cathlyn Cartier on 11/07/02 at 05:35 PM

Between the poem and the comments, I think I had to hide about 4 of them... lol very witty, and so true! = ) Think I'll take that nap now.

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