Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers
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...a nod to Casablanca and love

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Play it Again, Sam

 

 

 

You were my first love.

Like the black and white version

of Casablanca,
there was nothing better.

I overlooked your imperfections

of leaving towels  on the bathroom floor

and shaving gel on the pedestal sink


…and the Merlot stain

that discreetly laid beneath

the potted philodendron,
from the night we christened every room

of our brownstone apartment
when you said you had to have me
“right then and there.”

Like the black and white version

of Casablanca,

the fog imminently clears

and my heart instinctively rewinds

to the melodrama of you and me

 

 

 “…play it again, Sam”

© 2019 Kelly Scheppers


Author's Note

Kelly Scheppers
I wanted to write something in keeping with the Hollywood classic feel to it. I have another coming after this one, sure to entertain!

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My favorite movie for so many reasons, now has one more. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Week Ago

So sweet. Thank you, Delmar!
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Jym
Ahh, Casablanca. Who can forget Bogart and Bergman! And that song, "you must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh . . ." Nice poem, and nice comparison; "there was nothing better."

Posted 1 Week Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Week Ago

I get so excited whenever I garnish a new reader. Thank you so much, Jym...and welcome to the Cafe!
Jym

1 Week Ago

Thanks, Kelly. I plan to post something soon.
Play it again Sam, love that part, Kinda like saying "Do it to me one more time" kinda thing.
Awesome write.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

...thank you, Kesch!
Ahhh, Casablanca, Bogie and Bacall- that’s LOVE! “The melodrama of you and me”- so perfect Kelly. Love the noir, love the memories...‘Play it again Sam.” ...and again and again... Great write!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

It's such a classic. I always watch it whenever TCM plays it, no matter how many times I've seen it.. read more
"Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of." It seems like first loves always end like thus. The first, the sweetest and deepest.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Weeks Ago

The first is truly the sweetest...and the deepest of all. Thank you, Linda. So wonderful to have y.. read more
This is a great romantic poem well-crafted in the Casablanca tradition. I'm not even into romantic poems, but this one swept me up & carried me away, as if I were dancing in heels (never!) You use great details & the italicized quote is perfect -- kinda animalistic, kinda sexist & demanding, but back then, we girls thought brusque macho men were the cat's meow. I always wondered what my older sisters ever saw in John Wayne, for example. Anyhow, as you can see, your poem has immersed me! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I've always loved how men wore those long overcoats and a fedora, but it would be hard to imagine Jo.. read more
dear Kelly... "We'll always have Paris"... is the ultimate line...
until you wrote your poem, Kelly. Amazing attraction results in
sizzling lines. truly, Pat


Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

...thank you, my fine feathered friend!
I hope that next one is as good as this one. Liked the way the memories were sandwiched between the references to Casablanca. Also liked the sudden erotic buildup at the end of verse 3. Indeed, there was nothing better than Casablanca, especially the La Marseillaise scene.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

It's truly a classic, and no matter how many times I've seen it, I always watch it again. Thanks so.. read more
lovely lusty lascivious lines dear Kelly i'm blushing a bit:) you have my full attention i wasnt a huge fan of Casablanca but im a fan of this:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

You really know how to flatter a lady...thank you, Robert!

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Tags: Casablanca, love, relationships

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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