Because He Can

Posted: October 22, 2014 in creative writing, Everyday Life

Here’s to Stan the common man
Stands alone because he can
The man who has the callused hands
Eats meat – potatoes and spam in can
He’s weekend’s biggest football fan
Rides to work in a mini-van
Purchased through the installment plan
Paid in cash, no stock purchase plan
Never heard of Kazakhstan
Not well-known for his attention span
Married first to old wife Diane
But caught in bed with Marianne
Told to load the moving van
Two big boxes and an electric frying pan
Here is to Stan the common man
The man alone just because he can.


  1. Excellent! It’s Seuss-ian. 🙂 Seuss for adults! (I’ve written some of that myself. 🙂 )
    I know several “Stans”. And they are actually men I admire.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  2. Oh gosh. I left a comment and it never posted. 😦
    Wonder if it went to Spam???


  3. ~ Sadie ~ says:

    Great flow for a common sad story!

    Liked by 1 person

    • I have seen many of friends make that big mistake and ended up with nothing but a toaster oven and a cot in a rundown apartment after the smoke cleared. Not defending them, just pointing out their short sightedness and thinking with the wrong head, as we say where I come from.


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