Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Weekly Scribblings -- A Blinkety Blank Writing

Romancing in the parlor, on the couch 
The house was dark, quiet after the storm 
Power was lost, no big matter to them 
They'd be alone until after Sun's light 

Time past, some sleep was had, and lots of talk 
Getting to know each other, midnight kiss 
With time on their hands--then curtain was drawn 
Shuffling of furniture, snicker was heard 

Act II, enter man in starched uniform 
Not in her bed but sleeping on the couch 
Why?  Suspecting out of her ordinary 
Irked.  Though words not used, he had felt a bond 

Comes the butler, mixed feelings in his mind 
An end to this foolishness he must put 
Drawing a blank was his no-luck downfall 
Pulled the little Beretta's trigger back 

Loud bang from the gun, paper wads fell 
Audience didn't know, screamed with fear 
The heroin lurched up, fell to the floor 
Five minutes, police had butler's arrest 
I was the butler, butlers always lose 
And the curtain was pulled-- Applause, applause 
 _ _ _ 

 - Poem and Photo Copyright, Jimmiehov 2021 and 2006, All Rights Reserved 
 - I 'm linked with Rommy for the prompt, the word "Blank" with an accompanying modifier word,
 - Rommy invited us, "write on Drawing a blank / Blank slate / Blank space / ‘Blank’et statement. (You can change the tense or make it plural, but please include some form of one of these phrases in your piece.)"
 - BTW, I was the Butler in our play when I was in the highest grade of my country two-room school, it only went to ten, and we had three in our graduating class. Shhhh! I did go on for two more years at a town school. ..

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At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:39:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Fun! I'm hoping you really did take part in such amateur theatricals.

At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:48:00 AM, Blogger dsnake1 said...

what, the butler did it again?
it's always good to have a fun write now and then. :)

At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:28:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Clearly being a butler is not the best of jobs to have with low pay and a short life!

At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:11:00 AM, Blogger Rommy said...

Brings back memories of those murder mystery dinners that were so much fun back in the day.

At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:41:00 AM, Blogger indybev said...

I enjoyed the story of your short career as a butler!

At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 3:27:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Just what I wanted today a 'who done it' .... Cheers.

At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:01:00 PM, Blogger robkistner said...

This was a refreshing bit of excitement Jim! Well written! …yeah, the butler always does it… 😉

At Thursday, July 01, 2021 12:03:00 PM, Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Never trust a butler!

At Friday, July 02, 2021 8:13:00 AM, Blogger Debi Swim said...

I can see this as a stage play easily. Nice work, Jim


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