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Just Sayin'
Joe Cottonwood


You sure you want a prince?

Actually, dragons are hardworking,

faithful and honest, long term.

Maybe not so good-looking but

it takes skill to breathe all that fire.

He keeps the house warm.

The kids can bounce on his tail.

Prince Charming is an idiot. Look at†

all the great women he ignores

while out chasing dragons.

© by Joe Cottonwood.
Used here with the authorís permission.

Joe Cottonwood is a semi-retired contractor with a lifetime of small jobs repairing homes. He lives with his high school sweetheart under redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, caring for curly-haired dogs and straight-haired grandchildren. Joe's latest book is Random Saints. Learn more about him at




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I will try to take your advice! Fun read.
Posted 07/04/2018 08:21 AM
Mary Lou Taylor:
The title, the humor, the structure. Fun poem.
Posted 06/12/2018 02:27 PM
The humor is delightful. I really enjoyed your poem, Joe. Jayne, you are a queen.
Posted 06/02/2018 08:30 PM
Love the dry humor, Joe! Jancan
Posted 06/02/2018 06:13 PM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Loved the poem Joe. I am married to a dragon who is also a prince. Thanks for bringing back YDP Jayne. You are a queen.
Posted 06/02/2018 11:42 AM
Delightful! My 14yo son and his visiting friend (who play Dungeons and Dragons) also really liked it.
Posted 06/02/2018 10:02 AM
Jean Colonomos-1:
Jean: Like the twist where Prince Charming is the Dragon.
Posted 06/02/2018 09:42 AM
Joe, sounds as if you, like many husbands, are the best combination of prince and dragon.
Posted 06/02/2018 09:10 AM
michael escoubas:
Nicely done, Joe! Quite often the ideal life is a little less than folks imagine. Thank you.
Posted 06/02/2018 08:47 AM
So true ! Fun.
Posted 06/02/2018 07:51 AM

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