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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ticket for the poetry bus

Another tale of unrequited love for TFE's poetry bus...
A stella performance

She was wearing a Stella McCartney,
I was drinking a Stella Artois.
It started out well,
Our minds seemed to gel,
She said she liked reggae,
I said I liked ska.
She was wearing a Stella McCartney,
I was drinking a Stella Artois.

I put on a stellar performance,
The Stella Artois flowed like wine.
We laughed and we joked,
Went outside and smoked,
She ran a long fingernail
Right down my spine.
It seemed that for once I’d get lucky,
As the Stella Artois flowed like wine.

But, alas, she did not find it humorous
When I vomited right down her bra.
To help make amends,
I ogled her friends,
And told her I thought that
She looked like me ma.
And I was drinking to Stella McCartney
But I was wearing a Stella Artois.

15 comments:

  1. The bra made it into mine too!
    x

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  2. More bras!Many funny lines, nice one Peter but I warmed to these lines most of all

    'I was drinking a Stella Artois.
    It started out well,
    Our minds seemed to gel,
    She said she liked reggae,
    I said I liked ska.'

    Nice one Peter!

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  3. Yes, bras everywhere, I'm afraid.Subsumed beneath an ocean of them...

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  4. I agree with TFE - and I liked the twist at the end, too!

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  5. That reversal at the end is hilarious...
    wearing the Stella Artois - what a charmer!

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  6. This is hilarious! Do you know, I couldn't find a rhyme for Artois, so I had to change it a bit.

    This one is great fun.

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  7. brilliant ending. great rhyming too

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  8. :-) sordid, yet satisfying.

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  9. Stunning, and yet so familiar.
    No one else has managed to get "ska" into the rhyming yet!
    Loved it, laughed, and the last six lines are brilliant.

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  10. Why is it I keep reading these 'Stella' poems in my head with an Eastenders accent? laughed out loud again.
    thanks for sharing
    cfm

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  11. Thanks everyone for the kind comments. At times I think I'm the only one who remembers ska!

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  12. That's a great one, Peter! Love how it ends upended! and deservedly so.

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  13. Peter, this was a cracker! I remember Ska. Loved the repetition/changing of the opening lines at the end of each verse too!

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  14. Vomited right in her bra? Gah!

    I had a friend who started a ska band in the 80s. They're still going I believe. Skaface is their name. She was a mouse of a girl in person, but put her on stage with a white face and some eyeliner and she could belt them out with the best of them!

    I just knew you'd be wearing that drink by the end.

    Kat

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  15. Peter

    I am doing catch up -- behind on my work ---- never-the-less- while I am here decided to look at several of your poems/prose besides the magpie...The whole prose was just delightful -- loved the way it flowed from beginning to end-- the "Vomited right in her bra" very descriptive for sure, a very good contemporary cultural piece of writing--
    Joanny

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