He's A Big Big Gripe

He complains if

The weather is hot

He hates the chills

On a cold winter night.

He doesn't enjoy sounds

Happy children make at play

He gripes at night

Trying to pick a fight.

He quarrels with his wife

For no reason at all

He won't speak to his neighbor

And never has a smile for me or you.

He doesn't like animals

Of any shape or form

He can't understand

Why liking him is very hard to do.

He doesn't realize it

But:

He's big big gripe!

Ralph L. Clark © 2000