Good Time Girl

Good Time Girl

A Poem by Neville Pettitt

Good Time Girl

 

Just flicking through old brown photographs

Killing time growing old pretending not to care

Collecting dust and dandruff from her

precious locks of hair

 

The walls of her apartment now

Are littered with the centrefolds

Of women’s magazines

She claims not be to a martyr

But admits to many other things

 

Today she spends her time remembering

Those many times she gave relief

And once got fifteen quid plus syphilis

From a politician

On the other side of town

 

 


© 2017 Neville Pettitt



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This portrait is painted with some harsh colors, which conveys a sad bucket of nostalgia. You use such vivid imagery from an intense slice of life, such as line 2 & the syphilis comment. I have never heard of women's magazines with centerfolds, tho!??! I'm glad my regrets don't sting this much! *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

True story Margie, Nancy put me up for the night when I was homeless way back in 1976. I slept on th.. read more



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This poem is a great little character sketch. I might have to borrow her for a story :)

Posted 3 Days Ago


Neville Pettitt

3 Days Ago

Much appreciated 49_jdys...................& why not, I might add.................N
For a good time

Great Read

Matthew

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Cheers.................Neville
Matthew Kult

2 Months Ago

Sad thing, I know a few ladies like this

Matthew
WOW, the memories of a lady of the evening...or a centerfold. You can write from anyone's perspective. The imagery is stunning. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Bless you Lydi** you are far too kind...N
This portrait is painted with some harsh colors, which conveys a sad bucket of nostalgia. You use such vivid imagery from an intense slice of life, such as line 2 & the syphilis comment. I have never heard of women's magazines with centerfolds, tho!??! I'm glad my regrets don't sting this much! *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

True story Margie, Nancy put me up for the night when I was homeless way back in 1976. I slept on th.. read more
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BBP
Liked the perspective on this.... it started serious and took a witty left turn!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Hey BBP, many sincere thank you's are heading your way. All Good Things, Neville
Again I like the short snappy style. Nice observation and insight. I find the fifteen quid line jars somehow, phonetically I think, but I have this feeling that you did this deliberately to make that line stand out.

Nice work!

Nigel

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

If my memory serves me correctly, it was fifteen quid, it was certainly one hell of a lot of money i.. read more
She is no more a girl, a woman with memories, dusty photographs, and dandruff!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much for considering these words of mine and of course, your response.....N
Mrudula Rani

2 Months Ago

It was my pleasure.
Just one more reason not to trust a politician. Now you've got me wanting to pull that old cardboard box down from the closet.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Spot on....Go on, get up there, blow away the cobwebs and dust and go for a nostalgic spin. Thank yo.. read more
Wow, this is nicely written and thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

My pleasure, thank you ROXANE DORSEY
Collecting dust and dandruff from her
precious locks of hair

Loved these and the concluding lines. This poem is special.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Many thank you's friend, much appreciated.......N

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