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Author Topic: Writing: Shuffling Gumshoe Blues  (Read 1002 times)

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Shuffling Gumshoe Blues
« on: January 25, 2017, 01:21:10 am »
Dropping my false mustache and glasses
I stop blending into the scenery
and leap from hiding
Four undulating arms
Four sticky gumshoes
perambulating across
Poseidon's dancing floor
with an agile curious grace
I tip my hat

"Hello, Shweetheart
The jig is up
No one plays me for a sucker!
I have three hearts
Two branchial
One systemic
all on my sleeve for you.

You're Magic
All legs,
staring at me with those
hypnotic eyes of yours
I'm sick of swimming
through dark alleys
shaking down every dank crevice
for a chance to grab a fin.
I put the I in Intelligence alright
Solving puzzles and
Unraveling mysteries
Mysteries like
"Will the next dive cough up a meal? or
Is today the day I end up tanked,
or worse, as calamari?"

Shuffling off alone
at the end of every day
only to bonelessly tuck myself away
in some hole in the wall
We deserve better
than Illusion, Shweetheart
So lets wrap our mitts
around the future
pull it close
Leave behind
anything holding us back
We'll recoup
any petty losses
Let's dust!

Come away with me 
to a tropical paradise
my hidden garden grotto
where the sharks
will never loan us a dime
We'll vanish without a trace
in a puff of smoke
Copacetic?

Bend, Dollface
Be flexible, creative and
We'll dine in style
Crab, lobster, the works
Choice tidbits for a choice dame
my personal femme fatale"




For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?   

http://entwifegardens.blogspot.com/2017/01/dropping-my-false-mustache-and-glasses.html
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Re: Shuffling Gumshoe Blues
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 03:37:44 am »
Quote from: entwife;201838
Can you guess who is singing today?

 
A hardboiled octopus!

Being a longtime fan of (and a bit of a geek about) the mystery & detective genre of fiction, I quite enjoyed the voice in which this one was written.

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Re: Shuffling Gumshoe Blues
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 03:10:35 am »
Quote from: entwife;201838

For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?  


 
Brilliant! I love the voice you've used here - I can picture an octopus in a fedora :-)

Thank you for sharing these, Entwife, I always enjoy them so much.
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Re: Shuffling Gumshoe Blues
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 12:13:39 am »
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A hardboiled octopus!

Being a longtime fan of (and a bit of a geek about) the mystery & detective genre of fiction, I quite enjoyed the voice in which this one was written.

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Congrats on naming this Teacher, well done :D: So very glad you enjoyed his song! Informative bit will follow sometime soon
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Re: Shuffling Gumshoe Blues
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 12:17:32 am »
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Brilliant! I love the voice you've used here - I can picture an octopus in a fedora :-)

Thank you for sharing these, Entwife, I always enjoy them so much.


Thank you! Greatly appreciate you taking the time to read, play and comment :D: Well spotted.... I was picturing a fedora too ;)
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