This poem is linked to One Stop Poetry.



I took an arrow in the heart

From Cupid’s loving bow

Why the little bare-bummed archer

Picked on me I’ll never know

With his cherub face and curly locks

And dainty little wings

You’d never guess the awful mess

His little missile brings

Before he shot, I had only me,

And wanted nothing more

Now I’ve got a wife, six drooling kids,

And creditors galore

Oh God in heaven grant me this:

I only wish I might

Encounter that sweet faerie

On some dark and moonless night

I’d snatch the arrows from his back

‘Ere more harm came to pass

Then throttle him around the neck

And shove them up his … (well, you get the idea!)


  1. May 24, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Very funny! great job!

  2. May 24, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    hahaha…love can sure wreck you…this was a humorous delight…

  3. May 24, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Funny 🙂

  4. Rinkly Rimes
    May 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    Cupid’s responsible for a lot of dark thoughts.

  5. May 25, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    Love this! what a great piece!

  6. earlybird
    May 25, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    Great job! Good to laugh before breakfast! I’ve always suspected Cupid might have had a warped sense of humour.

  7. May 25, 2011 at 3:27 AM

    Before he shot, I had only me,
    And wanted nothing more
    Now I’ve got a wife, six drooling kids,
    And creditors galore

    Poor Cupid!! Please let him go.. I hope he won’t bother anyone after reading this bit!! lolss

  8. May 25, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Well I can always rely on your submission to bring me poetic joy on Wednesdays this is no exception. Fantastic write ~ Rose

  9. Di
    May 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    I’m still laughing….very funny and a favourite…although Two kids from Verona…nah I love em all!!! thanks again Vb…:)

    • May 25, 2011 at 8:21 PM

      Thanks, P-cat…awaiting your next post. Vb

  10. May 26, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    LOL! Great fun!

  11. May 28, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Love your poetry! And your attitude! There’s an award for you over at my site if you’re so inclined.

  12. May 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    I stopped by to congratulate you on winning yet another Honorable Mention in last week’s Limerick-Off. Thanks for your fun limerick!

  13. May 29, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Creative, hilarious view of an interfering Cupid! Enjoyed this!

  14. May 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Thank you for making me laughed. A witty one. I definitely enjoyed it.

  15. May 30, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    4 adult droolers here.

  16. May 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Twas wonderful!

  17. May 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    join poetry potluck if you can.

  18. May 31, 2011 at 4:30 AM

    Excellent fun vb. I tried to leave this comment yesterday – but blogger wouldn’t let me! However – for the moment it will!

    Anna :o]

  19. June 2, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Ah… yes, glad to know I’m not the only one who’d like to catch that “sweet faerie” in a dark alley.


  20. June 3, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    If you’re going to pick a fight with the gods, it’s a good idea to pick a small one, of course the little beggar is still armed.

  21. June 3, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    Ha! Oh Vb, I’d like to see someone take on that little trouble-maker. Sometimes we don’t want to fall in love, and it’s not nice to interfere with that. lol.

  22. June 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Oh my goodness! This is so funny, VB. You have a wonderful sense of humor.

  23. June 5, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    My goodness, yes, I do get the idea … and now I am ROTFLMAO. Very clever, I loved it. I always like a poem that is like a song with much good rhythm that ends up giving one a zinger!

  24. June 5, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    I stopped by to congratulate you for your Honorable Mention in last week’s Limerick-Off: Limerick of the Week 12.

    Yes, you’ve won yet another Honorable mention for your fun limericks. Nice job!

  25. June 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    if i meet cupid and he is decent enough to spare me from his mischief i will warn him against you.

  26. June 19, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    This hilarious and very charming great job =)

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