Classic Tale

Classic Tale

A Poem by MelissaAndres
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A poem about a classic television show.

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The natives were restless
As they peered through the trees
The shipwreck brought strangers
On a misty, salt-filled breeze.

They sat upon the shoreline
Amongst the jagged rocks
Four men and three women
Watching seagulls flock.

Gilligan and The Skipper
Pretty Ginger and Mary Ann
The Howells and Professor
Rounded out the clan.

I watched each and every week
To see if they'd go on home
Never looked like it would happen
Their fate was so unknown.

Glue that simply would not stick
And hammocks falling down
Cannibals and big spiders
Kept 'em running 'round.

I had loved that classic show
Had mentioned it a time or two
But soon discovered I was old
When my son asked, "Gilligan who?"

 

 

© 2015 MelissaAndres


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MelissaAndres
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Forgive me for blaspheming Melissa but I never saw one episode of Gilligan's Island - and it has nothing to do with my age lol (we only had a choice of four TV stations up until the late 1980s lol) but I'm imagining it was as ubiquitous the other numerous cereal/serials that we got here in Ireland.
Dodgy glue and hammocks - sounds as funny as my beloved (original) Star Trek with its polystyrene rocks. But still - beloved... lol
Nicely penned my friend.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MelissaAndres

5 Years Ago

I guess I forget sometimes that not everyone around the world sees the same television programs! Gi.. read more



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Very nice great write. Love the refrence

Posted 5 Years Ago


you know what? I loved that show. Great poetic nod to it!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MelissaAndres

5 Years Ago

Thank you, TL!
I'm not familiar with this TV show you're talking about, but that's not a problem, I guess xd
Anyways, as always, your rhyming skills have impressed me. It's still so enjoyable to read your poetry. Your poems are like songs :)
Great piece, Melissa, and keep writing! :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


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MelissaAndres

5 Years Ago

Thank you, Mister T. Gilligan's Island was an old show. The Skipper and Gilligan took some people .. read more
I do understand this poem.
"I had loved that classic show
Had mentioned it a time or two
But soon discovered I was old
When my son asked, "Gilligan who?""
I loved the old shows. Good old fashion family and humor. My kids watched them with me. Thank you Melissa for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote



Posted 5 Years Ago


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MelissaAndres

5 Years Ago

Thank you, Coyote Poetry!!
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

You are welcome Melissa.
lol,i remember dobbie gillis ,enjoyed this show too

Posted 5 Years Ago


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MelissaAndres

5 Years Ago

Oh yes, I remember the show quite well. I remember feeling old for the first time when some of us ".. read more
Forgive me for blaspheming Melissa but I never saw one episode of Gilligan's Island - and it has nothing to do with my age lol (we only had a choice of four TV stations up until the late 1980s lol) but I'm imagining it was as ubiquitous the other numerous cereal/serials that we got here in Ireland.
Dodgy glue and hammocks - sounds as funny as my beloved (original) Star Trek with its polystyrene rocks. But still - beloved... lol
Nicely penned my friend.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MelissaAndres

5 Years Ago

I guess I forget sometimes that not everyone around the world sees the same television programs! Gi.. read more
I think you captured well the essence of this, one of my most favorite sixties TV shows. When it began, I was already a fan of Bob Denver, having known him as the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the Dobey Gillis show. Yeah, I'm that old.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MelissaAndres

6 Years Ago

I have to admit that I never watched The Dobey Gillis Show but I do know the show and what you are t.. read more
Isn't it amazing that as kids, we would always hope for their return, but now you realise that it would mean the end of the show. Then where would we be? an hour of Steve Austin doing a crossword, wonder woman knitting and starsky and Hutch playing table tennis because they had caught all the bad guys.
They wee all classics for a reason. Thanks for the wander down memory lane.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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MelissaAndres

6 Years Ago

You are so welcome! Sometimes, I look back on these old shows though and see a re-run and think, I .. read more

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