[I Like] The Cut of Your Jib

 

Original Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure Scheme:  Accent points align for both verses and choruses

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Eve sweetly comes to Adam,

 

Fishing for a compliment,

 

A new wife can be a pain.

 

 

While it seemed kinda random,

 

Helped him coin a sentiment,

 

'Bout a sail out in front of the main.

 

 

CHORUS

 

How do I love thee?

 

Let me count the ways.

 

No, I really don't mean to sound glib.

 

But to answer honesty,

 

It comes down to one phrase:

 

"I like the cut of your jib."

 

 

BRIDGE

 

Hey, it's not your fault,

 

You've not heard of gestalt,

 

A precept of the head shrinking arts.

 

 

If your teachers were remiss,

 

The short version is this:

 

The whole exceeds the sum of it's parts.

 

 

So you must pay attention,

 

To the whole of your condition,

 

If it's others you're into appeasing.

 

 

You'll receive their approval,

 

After extensive perusal,

 

If the cut of your jib they find pleasing.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

I'm whiskey drinking next,

 

To a guy with all the stuff,

 

Of which man crushes are made.

 

 

Awesome arms made to flex,

 

Scarred up hands confirm he's tough,

 

Yet a smile for which Clooney would trade.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

In combat prefers Kung Fu.

 

While at Yale he captained crew,

 

A Fullbright Scholar, and Rhodes.

 

 

He's a guy millions follow,

 

On the job, the C E O.

 

Likes to quote Game of Thrones episodes.

 

 

CHORUS

 

How do I like thee?

 

Let me count the ways.

 

Yeah, I really do mean to sound glib.

 

But to answer honesty,

 

It comes down to one phrase:

 

"I like the cut of your jib."

 

 

THE END

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2017.  All rights reserved.

 

Keywords:  Poems about compliments, Male discourse poetry.