Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hustling

                                Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine,1949
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

The others are now nicely paired off
Alone on dance night is not an option
Check! Adopt an approach that is soft
That’s how to win over a fair lady’s attention

Plain unlucky for my regular date is not here
But just as well, for it’s time now to put to test
Have I lost my touch and how do I appear
What’s the best approach to test my prowess

Alone by any chance? No! I’m with someone else
Say, can I join you?  No!  I’m not disintegrating
I must create sympathy, appear deprived and helpless
You have a light? Yes! That’s  a classic opening!

Written for Tess' Magpie Tales #174, shared with Poets United's Poetry Pantry #155 and Marian's hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday

27 comments:

  1. That's how to win over a fair lady's attention.
    loved the lines

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  2. the story untold, now revealed

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  3. Ingenious and smooth; well done.

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  4. Classic opening down a rather dark path

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  5. Wonderful poem, I like reflex insecurities you!

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  6. ha. oh the games we play to win the day
    what will work...appearing not as we are but
    how they might want...but what happens next?
    nicely done hank...

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  7. Ya, that always seems to have worked as a good introduction. LOL. Nice poem, Hank!

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  8. Tou sly dog , Hank- whatever works, mate

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  9. The little innuendos turn into some games that may end up in flames

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  10. love your classic images! Your poem resonates!

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  11. Ohh, that's a classic shot, Hank. The last line takes the cake. Very well done--LOL...

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  12. Perfect!!! A lesson plan, a rule book, way to pick up chicks!!

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  13. ha! a hound dog's doggerel, as it were. good one, Hank ~ M

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  14. Going in with a plan to succeed...love it!

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  15. I enjoyed your interpretation of the photo, Hank. I remember in small town Kelowna, when I was a teen, smoking was the "raciest" behavior that went on - at least that I was aware of.I led a sheltered life:)

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  16. What a cute poem. I guess he still has his way with the ladies. A clever and sweet piece.

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  17. I love how you gave us a story and we could
    be outside it and step in and out of your words!
    Vivid and clever!

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  18. great poem and love love the title "Hustling" !!!

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  19. Loved the ruminations...and machinations.

    ;)

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  20. Going the right way around things - but with caution! Nicely done!

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  21. Definitely felt like a fly on the wall...excellent perception..Got a light, huh?

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