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You're a Keeper

A poem by Beverly Stock.

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2020 was such a mess,

Honestly, I must confess

My brain is drained, I’m in distress,

I think I need a keeper.

An advertisement is what I need

To invite a few, yet supersede

Those applicants with high degrees.

PhDs can’t be a keeper.

A moderator of life’s stress

That’s what my keeper will do best.

Cooking skills they might invest,

Feel like a guest with a keeper.

Most importantly; a keeper cares,

Keeps no secrets, always shares,

With hope to spare, is always there

Who suggests what to wear? A keeper.

A keeper, it occurs to me,

You’re someone who I always see,

One like you, who likes to be,

A friend to me. It’s you, I see!

You’re a keeper!

Keeper ( a colloquialism) in a relationship means someone worth keeping. When he/she said that you're a keeper, he/she knows that you're the one.


Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp-Online, in the UK. Visit and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook.

You're a Keeper

© 2021 Beverly Stock

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