The Barber's Lament

The Barber's Lament

A Poem by Doodley
"

Sometimes even Genius' cannot work miracles.

"
With fearless intent, he studies the hair,
Of the powerful man perched in the high chair.

For a maestro was he, a God of his art,
Known far and wide for the gifts he'd impart.

He strides to the left, then back to the right,
Like a Broadway star on his opening night.

He probes and he prods with delicate poise,
Like a child, abandoned, in a room full of toys.

With angular changes, and tricks of the light,
He envisions what magic will unfold here this night.

But Lo and Behold! What happened just here?
He puts down his scissors! He bursts into tear!

With a shrug of his shoulders, he throws up his hands,
Concedes his defeat to the powerful man.

"I'm sorry, Dear Sir, I've just met my match!",
Said the Barber, forlorn, as he eyed off the thatch.

The powerful man grimaced, and rose from the chair,
Stomped to the doorway, and stood brooding there.

Stricken with anguish and with fear in his eyes,
The Barber thus spoke, tried to apologise.

"I'm sorry, Dear Sir, I'm in quite a slump!,
So Goodnight to you Sir, Goodnight, Mister Trump."


© 2017 Doodley



Author's Note

Doodley
I was just wondering if it was possible to attempt humour in poetic verse. So here is my attempt. I hope you all like it. Comments please?

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I am pleasantly surprised with this piece. It's not often someone successfully incorporates humor into a piece as effortlessly as you have. The pacing was exquisite. Each line was beautifully paired with its partner to create an engaging flow till the very end. The subtle element of suspense you sprinkled in captured my attention. Those final words were a killer punchline. The meter really give this a Dr. Seuss kind of classic rhyme feel. I'm envious of your poetical talent. Great work.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Years Ago

A fantastic review, Clifford! Thank You very much! As good as the poem itself! I will read some of y.. read more



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One of the greatest advantages of humorous poetry is that you often don't see the denouement coming.. This was a perfect example of reader teasing that should re-assure you that your attempt was more than successful.
Norman

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Norman. I am glad such an experienced poetic humorist like your.. read more
I'm with you humor is hard to cultivate on paper, you have a steady rhyme and good punch line. Very funny

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Cherrie. Glad you enjoyed this early write. I appreciate the ti.. read more
Cute poem. Loved it. Thanks

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Nancy. I got this one! I appreciate the time.
NANCY DON

4 Months Ago

I forgot what i wrote in previous one. I think some questions.
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Zoe
Haha, of all the fellas in the world it had to be him! But of course, all jokes are kind of incomplete without him.
Truly enjoyed this one, Doodley! Something different from your other writes.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zoe. Glad you enjoyed this earlier write. I appreciate the kind.. read more
Zoe

4 Months Ago

You are welcome
I love your Barber's Lament Doodley. You led us through the narrative right down to the last line, only to find Donald Trump in the barber's chair. This is a skilled and funny write and I appreciate the humour. Thank you for making me smile.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Christine. Glad you enjoyed this older write. I appreciate the .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

You are more than welcome.
Lol- good thing the scissors never slipped- well written🌹

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Kelly. Glad you enjoyed this older write. I appreciate the time.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

4 Months Ago

Pleasure is mine🌹
Doodley,
This was a suspenseful one. I thought it was maybe a analytical piece of some kind. Nope, you were having fun and leading the reader so perfectly just where they should go.
I liked the old timey style too!
Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Kathy. A very simple older write this was, hence the simplified.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Doodley,
I love getting to know your writing by starting at the beginning and seeing how you .. read more
Thank you so much for my laugh of the week. I think he dyes it blonde. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading.
Well i like it. Sweeney Todd would probably concede defeat on that thatch.
Actually, he would probably concede defeat on both of them.
Now a Mexican barber, what do you think.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Paul. Not sure what a Mexican barber would do, only that it wou.. read more

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