The Fifty Cent Tour

Sunday, November 25, 2012

george

Image via Magpie Tales


I always said
I'd wait for you
til the cows came home

a problem
since I live nowhere
near a farm

and seldom is heard
an E I E I O
outside of PS 152

yet here I sit
for years
forever and a Tuesday

through radio days
and long distance nights
I am your eternal Gibraltar

your faithful
winged backed
rude world blinder

in time I may go
but today, like every day
I stand guard, ready to serve

as Gershwin melodies
crumble through windows
and walls turn to clay

Rene ~ 2013

For Magpie Tales

22 comments:

  1. I love it that the chair is speaking:) Cool idea!

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  2. ha the gershwin melodies through the windows is a great touch rene...radio days and long distance nights as well..how long to wait...that is def not and easy question...

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  3. great touches here...the waiting for him till the cows come home, the eternal gibraltar and the Gershwin melodies crumbling through windows...felt..

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  4. Lovely poem, giving the chair a real persona.

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  5. The chair sits there, as you suggest, like the famous Mediterranean Rock. Well done.

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  6. Wonderful! The concept of the chair's wings as 'world blinders' is perfect!!!

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  7. Awww! Made me think of
    The brave little toaster
    The gershwin is a great touch. I could hear the needle scratching
    Well done

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    1. The Brave Little Toaster is one of my guilty pleasures :)

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  8. Lovely poem. I hope the chair doesn't have to wait much longer.

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  9. Love the tone in this... very creative!

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  10. The chair does speak in this doesn't it?.....Standing strong and true as does your words Rene! :-)

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  11. Dang, girl. I love this. The last stanza is one of my favs. Love Gerswin and the smooth sound of your voice. Excellente!

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  12. witty indeed....thanks for sharing this

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  13. I specially like the last stanza ~ Creative take on the picture prompt ~

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  14. Oh nice! I love the balance of Gibraltar and Gershwin...

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  15. Gibraltar was better looking than that chair when I saw it! LOL

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  16. I felt this is symphonic , thanks

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