Your Very Own English Gentleman

Your Very Own English Gentleman

A Poem by Karina Longo
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This is a lyrical poem inspired by the lyric-writing style of the 90s Britpop band Pulp.

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He was certainly
Your very own typical english gentleman -
though he'd rather have a Starbucks grande latte
than Twinnings Earl Gray English tea.

She was an artsy girl from Berlin, Germany,
who loved to paint and scribble crazy stories.
Her clothes were all coloured in pink and silver -
She was the spitting image of beauty and brilliance.

The winter brought their souls closer together.
She has walking around the Hyde Park
while he was passing by looking for something
through the fog and s****y weather.

And when he saw her ginger hair bouncing
through the freezing killing air, let's say
Oh boy, he was so sure it would be
his lucky day.

When he approached her she thought he was
way too posh. But she smiled like a clever hippie,
they shook hands and she thought it was weird
to feel his velvet gloves instead of cold fresh skin.

"Would you mind to sit with me for a cup of coffee
or tea?"
He said. Those pale green eyes were charming enough
to convince her.
"I'd rather have some vodka or whisky",
That's what she said to him.

Oh yeah she was the kind of girl who'd want it burning
inside - some flames to leave the bad climate behind.
He was surprised yet obviously amused
And then they went to the pub to get some booze.

Oh, he really was your very own - english gentleman.
But after a couple of shots of whisky, oh well, who could blame him
he just wanted to impress her.
He started being loud and silly,
While she would be real cool with a drink or two.
She kissed his infantile lips and then she left the pub
But not without saying first
"Man, you're a handsome fool".

His head was spinning so fast, he couldn't even compare
with the spinning grace of London Eye.
He wouldn't even notice when she left, touching his own lips
Laughing and crying.
It was too good to be true
to such a man like with a lack of emotions in his life.

Too good to be truth indeed, my friend
even though it was a real kiss
She wasn't there anymore;
He was drunk and his restrained heart
was filled with regret and sorrow.

The girl met other man and they went
together to Berlin, Germany.
The english gent locked himself at home
for two weeks - or that's what the rumours spread.

He is certainly your very own - english gentleman
The kind of man every girl would want to get hold of.
Apart from the artsy one
Wearing a pink and silver kashmir coat.

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Mar 6, 2011



© 2011 Karina Longo


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Aww the poor English Gentleman.
What a wonderful little poem. It tells quite a cute story. It made me smile the whole time, but only because I was picturing a friend of mine who is also an 'english gentleman' and it reminded me of him. I agre with AmaNi I could definitely see this as a movie, or a short little silent film or something. It's just great. It has kind of an awkward flow, but I think that is part of the enjoyment of it, the awkwardness seems to fit with the story and the words very well.
And the story that could go with this poem would be fantastic, in fact...

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Excellent write. I really enjoyed the twist. Nicely done.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I was really sucked into the tale, and I absolutely loved the twist at the end. What I thought would be a romantic comedy actually became a realistic, saddening story. The form and style of the poem was spot on too, adding humor and just enough details to paint a magnificent portrait of both characters, not only in a physical sense, but in a psychological sense as well. Bravo.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is cute and sad. Any woman would have loved to held on to him..except for the only one that he truely wanted. Enjoyable to read and very nicely written.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was awesome! I wish I would have read this sooner.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The scene created is cute but the ending is no ending by that I mean we know what the girl did we do not know what the English Gentleman did save lock himself in his room a la Simon and Garfunkle's song "I am a rock."

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this one i thoroughly enjoyed..reminds me of old classics..one of the best writes on this site..somehow even if it didn't work out the Berlin girl and the English gentleman seemed perfect together..i'm adding it to my favorites..100/100..:)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very rarely do I get a story in a poem. This was sweet and a little funny.

He is certainly your very own - english gentleman
The kind of man every girl would want to get hold of.
Apart from the artsy one
Wearing a pink and silver kashmir coat.

I liked this especially. It's comical in a way, but sad, too. He lost her with his ridiculous antics. How many people can say they haven't done something of the sort? It's sad, but relatable, and that's why I like it. She was gone for good, but no doubt he couldn't forget. This was an interesting peice, with an unusual style of writing, and I was intrigued by that. You caught my attention by switching between the two characters, establishing them with simple descriptions and clever details that make it clear to the reader what these two characters are going to be like. I very much enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A good story with vivid descriptions.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Read this twice, laughed then read aloud. There's a sort of song or something musical here .. maybe it reminds me of an art film or a musical .. over the top but plausible scenario. So applaud those two last lines!

As others have said it could make something longer .. congratulations!

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