Sonnet to the Well-formed Derriere

I will not burden myself with a lie,
and therefore tell you nothing but the truth:
a woman’s shape does often catch my eye
as it rests beneath—(well, that is uncouth!)
I woo this damsel with her tush, so grand,
and peek beneath her flowing petticoat
in hope to win much more than just her hand,
such as those goodies I can’t help but note.
Such lustful feelings in me are stirred
And I defy all cretins who would assert
that roundness does no longer suit a skirt
and flatter bottoms are these days preferred.
So let me now my preference declare:
It’s hard to beat a well-formed derriere!


Jerry Kemp

Jerry has written and published two books: A Bouquet of Poetic Thoughts II and Galloping Pegasus, four humorous novellas.  Retired from his horse ranch and other activities, Jerry lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and numerous birds at the outskirts of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  Celebrating his 82nd birthday in October 2016, ignoring the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms, Jerry continues on in his pursuit of happiness. He still paints, enjoys classical music and poetry by the old masters and, of course--writing.