Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Strange Evening at the Bistro ~~ a poem for The Tuesday Platform

Strange Evening at the Bistro

The strangest night at the bistro last night
Lady came, sat with her dog by her side
In her seat, not like Paris at her feet
Hubby heard our talk, we got quiet quick
Play space table for our eats, sans the dog
At the bars, on the stairs, children shouting
Sliding the slides, playing computer games 
In comes two tall teens, wanting a good time
They were eating not, just surfing the joys
Two tall skinny girls, ending at the top
Perched on the seats high up.  Selfies came next
We'd seen the latest in Scavenger Games
Where was this lax of the laxest bistros?
'Twas our neighborhood fast food McDonald's
Where the sign said, "No dogs, no food tonight"
And, "Playground: Kids age four to ten only"

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Poem and Photo Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I am linked with Kerry O'Conner at the The Tuesday Platform

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At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:09:00 AM, Blogger Sue Seibert said...

Sounds about right! Too bad!

At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:17:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

Just the lighter side of life!!

At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:53:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Little rules go asunder and just having some good time the way teenagers do. The oldies just smile not objecting but getting along with it. Perhaps a normal day these days! Great lines Dr Jim!


At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:57:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

To me it sounds like a lively evening more than the intensity of a Paris bistro...

At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:49:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

This begs the question as to what has become of fine dining! I had a good laugh at the final stanza as all was revealed.

At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:37:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Its amazing how the younger generation raves about fast food and has forgotten about fine dining. Well penned :D

At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:45:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well, I could most relate to the woman with her dog sitting up on the seat next to her, of course. LOL. I enjoyed this, Jim. Hope your move is going well.

At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:13:00 PM, Blogger Gail said...

I like the poem but dislike the dining experience. Seems manners aren't allowed in public.

At Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:46:00 PM, Blogger Buddah Moskowitz said...

What a snapshot - I feel like I was there.

At Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:36:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sounds like fun, everyone very relaxed!

At Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:35:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Very funny--you give the place a very neighborhood feel so that it seems far more intimate than McDonalds--but maybe there are not those cozy local places-- so interesting. Thanks, Jimmy. You know I spend time both in NYC and Upstate New York and I do not ever pass near a McDonalds in either place. They have them in NYC but there are not so many in Manhattan; and they don't have anything like that where I am in the country--the bun 'n cone--. k.

At Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:51:00 AM, Blogger Blogoratti said...

Really vivid piece, well done. Greetings!

At Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

It was a 'neighborhood' McD's, not on a numbered highway or road, just a local thoroughfare. It closes at 11 PM on most nights, is open until midnight on Saterdays. Never is it super busy, there aren't very any large business buildings or shopping places within five miles. They have a different McD's, this one is a foot-in-the-door place to keep Burger King, etc, away, and for future business growth in the area.
I.e. a local place now.

At Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:06:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

Ah Chez Mickey D! LOL some are livelier than others


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