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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Entertainment · #2237379
Could I ignore that mustache?
The baby had a mustache!
It was obvious to me
I took another quick glance
And thought, “How could that be?”

But I was not mistaken
That hairy thing was real
It wasn’t just a shadow
That thing was the real deal

I stared at her with wonder
Confused with what to say
Could I ignore that mustache?
Should I just look away?

Her mom was so excited
She couldn’t hide her joy
I thought it might be different
If the baby were a boy

The baby was a cute thing
All covered up in pink
But when you saw that mustache
You had to stop and think

Her mom began to laugh then
And caught me by surprise
She looked at my expression
As tears rolled from her eyes

She couldn’t stop her laughing
While I was so confused
That mustache was a fake one
I realized I’d been used

The mom peeled off the mustache
A sliver of a strip
She was the cutest baby
Without that hairy lip

And I was so relieved now
I couldn’t be more glad
So I just laughed along too
‘Cause I’m the baby’s dad

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