Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Jitterbugging Jane"

Jitterbugging Jane-
Back in the 1920s,
Till sometime into
The early 1930s-
She performed
Under that name:

Knew gangsters-

Did stripteases,
In speakeasies-

Quite insane:

She was anybody's girl-

Jitterbugging Jane!

Even with the hobos
And bums that came
Off the freight trains-

She had no air of superiority-

With what she had she was quite free:

Not exactly beautiful,
Nor even lovely-

In fact-
From the photographs
In her autobiography,
She looked pretty ugly-

But she was a girl of mad abandon,
And was up for any sort of game:

Must have been
Really popular in her time-

Which gave her I suppose,
Some degree of a claim to fame...

But as for me,
If the truth be told-
Even with the old proverbial
Ten foot pole:

I myself,
Wouldn't have touched
Jitterbugging Jane!

"Putting Ideas Into Your Head"

I love putting ideas into your head!

I love to get you all a flutter-

Not sure of what words
You're supposed to utter-

Back to me...

But more than anything-

I love putting ideas into your head!

Yeah, as I flatter,
And pour on the butter-

Talk about your hair
And your eyes-
Talk about how your voice
Is like moonlight,
And your laugh like sunny skies:

Make you feel quite special-

Make you stop,
And stammer,
And stutter-

In all this attention
Being paid to only you!

I love putting ideas into your head!

And of course,
I know
You realize what I'm up to-

Yes, I am trying to steal
Your heart from you!

And it looks like
I'm succeeding too...

So no point in letting your face go red-

For you know what I've already said:

I love putting ideas into your head!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Meditation ( Earlier In This Century )"

Philosophical meditation
Earlier in this century-

And being as this is reality:

If I'm not mistaken-

It would have been,
Just a decade ago.

But there is meaning...

With thoughts back to the ancient days.

The civilization, and civilizations
Between the Tigris and Euphrates-

And it's still all bread and gravy, baby-.

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Narrative Of A Life"

The narrative of a life-

An autobiography...

Interpretation- and to what degree pure fantasy?

But the same is true with biography too-

Philosophize- tell lots of lies...

Poetic licence?

Well, that's usually the worst defense.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"The Devoted"

The devoted
To signs and symbols:

And what they will find
Pleasure and satisfaction in.

And again...

With the hope
That they won't be seen
As just being on dope:

When with several features found:

Enclosed in square brackets:

And Johnny Cash singing-
"When The Man Comes Around."

Ah, Jesus Christ-

Jesus Christ-

"Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem."