Poetry For Father’s Day by Ellie Mangle-Lero

By Ellie Mangle-Lero


Stepping Out On The Town???

Oh Hai!!! Today is Father’s Day, and I wanted to write a poem about all those good Liberal Fathers, who did not allow themselves to be “typecast” into rigid, strict, outdated Puritanical stereotypes. Like Caitlyn Jenner, and like my own father who had his little quirks. Because without him, I never would have grown up to be me!

Thank You Dad!

Thank you Dad for being weird,
And wearing Mommie’s dresses!
And that wig so blond, so big,
With all those curly tresses!

So what if boys laughed at me
And laughed at all your skirts!
And never asked me on a date,
What’s Life without some hurts?

I know you were just being you,
When you became a commie!
And then you went and lost your job,
And got divorced from Mommie.

To heck I say with background checks!
Who needs them anyway?
The FBI was out of line,
No matter what they say!

And all that LSD and stuff
You took to get you through.
So what if you had visions,
And could smell the color “blue.”

You went to shack up in Tibet,
And only eat organic.
You snorted coke and PCP,
And got a little manic.

But life your way is such a trip. . .
That is my point of view. . .
But maybe in the next life, Dad,
Could you please take me with you???

Ellie Mangle-Lero

About Penelope Dreadful

An attorney, with a rye sense of humor.
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2 Responses to Poetry For Father’s Day by Ellie Mangle-Lero

  1. Jennifer Beegle says:


  2. Nick Spinelli says:

    Elaine is horribly envious of Squeeky.


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