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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
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.









© 2018 Gee



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You have succeeded in turning an unpleasant restaurant visit into interesting reading. I can understand a crooked painting being the most difficult part of the experience to filter out.

I think you could be more concise. Do you need 'that was' at the beginning of the 13th line? Does it matter which one of your wife's shoulders the artwork was hanging directly over?

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Again thank you
Appears to me as if you have some legitimate beefs, here.
Askew Andy-Warhol-esque artwork is certainly difficult to bear--almost as much as properly hung Warhol "artwork."
Most entertaining!


Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Cheers.....
This is rather like an old-fashioned flicker books.. pages that you run through your finger/thumb to produce movement ??? You've given little vignettes (right word?) of this or that in the restaurant which means the reader has to peep, imagine, enjoy... then as quickly as... move onto yet another scene until.. that glorious finish Clever you, Gee. again. That's one place i won't be going to.. arghh!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Gee

2 Months Ago

Lol, fine dining !!
Thank you EmmaJ, hope you are well and enjoying your Saturday
cool... i will have master your art

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you..
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Zoe
Haha, that's interesting. Dunno much about Warhol; would've sure been quite an artist though. A light-hearted piece!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thanks Zoe, appreciate you commenting
Zoe

2 Months Ago

No problem!
warm wine served in lipstick stained glasses

i think i would just complain and make them get a fresh pair of glasses hehe i cant stand the stains on glasses...

mmm i liked how the painting gets the credit for spoiling the evening..

i don't have that much of issue with arrangements and stuff thankfully...but obviously we would prefer a nice evening if we are out to enjoy one..

nicely done :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you..
This is one of your best that I've read lately! This is so funny & true-to-life for us OCD freaks. I love the way it gradually builds to this climax by saying what ISN'T the problem, then finally, the problem itself seems laughably petty but totally understandable! Great imagination & vivid details! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you kindly ma'am, glad you enjoyed
I cannot review this poem, because I don't understand most pieces of poetry. But this piece made me smile. Everything over priced, ambience sucked, loud annoying people and the main problem here, an unlevelled painting by Andy Warhol. Thanks for the afternoon smile.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Hi, glad it raised a smile. Try to keep all of my scribbling as simple as I am....very. Nothing wors.. read more
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 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months 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 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you Divya
DIVYA

3 Months Ago

Appreciated very much. My pleasure!

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