Snapshot of a busker

Snapshot of a busker

A Poem by Gee
"

Playing to nobody

"
It ain't much but it's somethin' I thought, tossing two coins into his hat.
The fella nodded, continuing in song.

"Where do you go to my lovely,
when you're alone in your bed"

A mother and daughter stopped,
the mother exchanging smiles with the busker.

" c'mon mum" the young girl said whist tugging on her mother's hand.
" You said we could got to maccy dees "

They turned on their heels.

" Have a nice day " hollered the busker,
" b***h " this barely audible.

"Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do"

A heavily pregnant lady and bag laden fella briefly paused,
" give 'im some money Tel, bless 'im,
looks like he could do wiv a good feed"

"Are you takin' the piss Rach, he's shite.
C'mon doll, we'll be 'ere all day uvver wise"

" Wankers" fell from the buskers mouth as they wandered off.
I chuckled, they didn't hear.

" I've seen all your qualifications
you got from the Sorbonne"

"Oy Marge come 'ere, this fellas playin' yer fav'rite.
Quick, uvver wise he'll be done"

Marge hurried over to Reg.

" Ahh, he's good ain't he. Give him a fiver Reg "

" A FIVER, you 'avin' a larf. I only paid free quid to go an' see Tom Jones "

Marge chuckled, " that was back in 1974 ya silly ol' sod.
Give 'im a fiver ya tight so and so"

Marge winked at the busker.

" 'Kin 'ell. There ya go son, that's me avin' a couple of pints less tonight. Cheers"

The busker smiled, winked at Marge.

" I know where you go to my lovely
when you're alone in your bed
I know the thoughts that surround you
'cause I can look inside your head."

Marge clapped enthusiastically, " More.... more... "

"C'mon you dozy cow, you'll be frowin' ya drawers at 'im next.
He'll be able ta use 'em to cover his car in the winta.."

Marge slapped his back

" Ya cheeky git " she said as they walked off.

As I turned away I could here the strains of " Morning has broken " starting..









© 2017 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Self indulgent piffle

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No, not piffle but a strum of genius...Superbly orchestrated and played throughout....Not tit 4 tat but honest an true, so there.....Now go an en some more...............Your mate N

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Cheers Neville. Now to hopefully watch Liverpool beat Everton
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

Truly my pleasure... meant 'pen' some more in that last comment of mine..... Oh' my lad will be firm.. read more
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Gee
Thank you Margie. Really need to get the pen out and post new stuff.
Hope you are well.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Delightful little ditty showing all your sass & attitude in little glimpses. I'm in awe of your ability to convey the dialect so skillfully & yet without interrupting the flow for those of us who speak differently! *wink! wink!* This is a perfectly crafted portrait of a "busker" (& thanks for teaching me a new word, too!) Love your imagination as far as the characters passing by (((HUGS))) Fondly Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Margie. Hope all is well in your world
Read this again
Love the language and accents

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you kindly
I love poems that are also stories. The imagery in this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you..
Simply wonderful; and the interweaving of the song lyrics, (one of my dad's all time favourites,) which in particular highlighted the cheeky interplay between Marge and the Busker, was so very skillfully done.

Quite made this dull November day shine.

Beccy.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank you Beccy
I can understand the buskers point of view as I've busked before. You've got to be really good. The accents make it pretty clear this is in the UK, the fact is theres not real money in busking unless your a God at what you do

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

That rules out the majority then. Cheers Jack
A amazing story in the poem. I could vision the situation. My dear wife. A real bear in the morning. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
This is great and so full of life! you've made the authentic, yet unremarkable moments truly beautiful in this piece.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you Miranda
Many famous and successful musicians began their careers this way, Rod Stewart for one springs to mind!

I think everyone should be made to do a little busking, table waiting or similar, for then we get to see the true nature of human character, not always very pleasant!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Not a bad idea Tom. Cheers

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