The Unpalatable Andy Warhol

The Unpalatable Andy Warhol

A Poem by Gee
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Funny what irritates eh ???

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It wasn't the poor service
or warm wine served in lipstick stained glasses,
that was annoying but acceptable, kinda.
Nor was it the overly al dente veg
served in chipped dishes,
that I get at home, am used to, although not fond of.
The couple to my left that bickered constantly,
voices rising with each glass added to their bill
were irksome, tiring even,
but they were paying for the privilege, so...
No, It was none of these.
It was actually the Andy Wahol esque artwork
that was directly over my wife's right shoulder,
the colours clashing badly with her over priced,
multi coloured chiffon blouse,
although the picture itself not the cause of my growing annoyance.
No, it was the fact that this artwork was hung,
fixed, out of level.
Why ?
Surely to God if I could see this the staff could,
yet there it was,
slightly askew and ruining my meal.









© 2017 Gee



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Brilliantly in the moment poem. I really like this kind of observational/musing poetry, more relevant and much truer to life than many a long worked on epic ode.

Oh, and I readily admit to straightening pictures hung on walls; can't help myself; though I have managed to train myself out of avoiding cracks in the pavement. :))

Beccy.

Posted 3 Days Ago


Gee

3 Days Ago

Thank you Beccy.
I look at lines and levels all day long and just can't help myself !!
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This was an example when a bothersome little detail, grew and grew in size, till it ruined the entire event that was meant to be enjoyed. Perhaps OCD, yet we all have these stray moments. So I'd attribute it more to the state of mind at that time. Its ok as long as it doesn't become a frequent nuisance.

Enjoyed and appreciated a lot!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you Divya
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Appreciated very much. My pleasure!
For some reason this reminded me of a mental institution I used to work at. Or maybe I was a patient. . . sometimes I forget what the difference was. By the way, I like cats. And I also like this poem, quite a bit. Well done Gee unit. You are a pleasure to read.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Cheers....
You did a delightful job of building the rational for disgust, and the showing us how OCD can turn all the things we think we know on its head.

Nicely done.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you..
*Welcome to "Pure Rhymes" Thanks for joining, great to have you...!*

Oh wow... The cynical edge of the viewer, seen by his cutting thoughts about everything ranging from the art, to his wives blouse... Finally wrapping it all up with the fact that NONE of these terribly trite annoyances can ever live up to the real atrocity... The damn non-symmetrical bullshit of the frame... OCD, OcD, oCd...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Silente. You have managed to recruit some fine, fine talent. Congratulations
Silente

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much, Gee... Yourself included, in this fine talent, hah... You are welcome
Oh, I wasn't expecting that ending. I had to smile. My dear old Dad could not stand crooked pictures either.
Enjoyed it.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you..
lol what ruined your meal would have been the one thinng i could have handled the rest i couldnt deal with

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

And that's what makes the world go round.
Cheers Jack
love the reference to andy warhol...and when our world is just out of kilter...hard to enjoy anything---
some of us are just built that way.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Indeed, I spend my working days looking at levels and detail, very anal at times. Thank you Jacob
Oooh a wee bit OCD there mate ! lol
I wondered where this was going - its a quintessential Englishman's complaint that one.
Love the humour - class!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Aye, anything out of level bugs me, must be the job.
Cheers Tony
Maybe we should form a cult Gee since there are so many of us out here... What a great take on an often serious & debilitating condition, fantastically described with just the right amount of humour. Smashing, Neville

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Cheers Neville

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