Tuesday, November 27, 2018

"You go your way, I'll go mine" ": ~~ a Tuesday Poem

   Find a Prince

An adage, is it true?  They said;
"Kiss many frogs you'll find a prince"
   Friday night we met
   Singles bar downtown

But that's not true, you stay pure, wait
Won't find a nice boy at the bar
   A few drinks one more
   Talked the night away

They are at church or library
Minding their business, wait for you
   The Tube's stopped running
   Would you take me home

One like your father tall and lean
Polite to women, reads classics
   Thanks for the escort
   You can kiss me now

I'll help you look, we'll find a catch
He'll be well bred, have money too
   Why don't you come up
   I'll put coffee on

We can start our plan on Monday
Come over here after your work
   While it perks I'll change
   (Mum, I've kissed my frog)

Something"s in the air, know not what
I should call my daughter to ask
   (Another adage,
   ("A bird in the hand ... ")
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 - Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Terry O'Connor in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/11/tuesday-platform-cup-of-poem.html?m=1

 - My poem form is patterned to "A Slow Starter" by Louis MacNiece, https://gladdestthing.com/poems/the-slow-starter , which carries two trains of thought simultaneously.
 - If you'd rather read the first two lines, a rant, of each verse then come back and read the two lower lines, the action. of each. TRY TO REMEMBER that timewise each verse progressed simultaneously.
 - I was an adult single a couple of times, once as a late teen, the other was the three years between marriages.   Both times my mother often told me, "You won't find a nice girl, her words, in a bar."  Regardless. I did fine.

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At Tuesday, November 27, 2018 1:03:00 AM, Blogger KB said...

I met my husband on the internet which I always believed was much worse than a bar :)

At Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:57:00 AM, Blogger Anmol (HA) said...

Ooh, I love the word-play and of course the two streams of thoughts while being enjoyable in their own right, gel together very well too. These adages and putting them into practice can be something.
I am not too sure about this though: "They are at church or library/Minding their business". Ha!

A fun read, Jim! It's wonderful how you meshed all of this here.

At Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:11:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

You are right, Amol, some of the churches of late have been hiding the worst men that no lady would want to ever know.

At Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job with working as inspired by ... each stanza reads whole and complete and yet, as you've kindly noted/suggested, each within also works as two separate poems within the one whole! Cohesive and certainly works a charm, unlike some "creatures" (I might add, women can be predatory and less than "correct" in their intentions) as noted in the poem. And great way you've captured the "flavour" and traditional thinking of the time in question - it holds an authentic truth for adding to the scene Jim.

At Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:21:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

What an interesting form - You did a great job!

At Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:08:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, an amazing form and you wrote it beautifully

At Thursday, November 29, 2018 2:07:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

Love it.... I think there are no wrong ways to meet, just different probabilities of getting together.


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