More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That’s how much I love you.

I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That’s how much you I love.

I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.

I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,
That’s how you’re love by me.


  1. Janet Johnston says:

    *Please send me some idea or poems on this subject. I
    can’t believe that little bundle of sunshine has tuened against me-HATES ME!!-Until ariund 10 years old she & I were great. Then Daddy hates Mom (me)undermines my authority and when we finally divorce -she lives with me until the ripe old age of 13 and lives with her father- she is going to a counselor and her father is suppose to promote our relationship- but, she hates me, every sesssion that is what she says, Therefore she doesn’t want me at her sessions. Poems, suggestion, books I need help. My heart can not be any more broken! 🙁 thanks

  2. Tyler says:

    hi what you doing me nothing just chill in class
    tyring to get with you for the night

  3. Lacy marsh says:

    well hey my name is lacy and i am 14 years old and that was a very good poem. I would love to know whin
    you finish it was a very nice poem. p.s.

    write back

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