Gray Troubadour

Gray Troubadour

A Poem by barleygirl
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images of my life . . .

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Got a bad memory that’s the way it goes
my worn-out refrains everybody knows
maybe too often I shed my clothes
every time the spirit uplifts my prose.

Anyone can tell I haunt the boondocks
out here we don’t need knocks or locks
crazy ‘bout furries and wilderness rocks
rodents aplenty dive-bombed by hawks.

I know it’s obvious I’m a bona fide hick
nuttin’ about me comes across slick
only transportation is my broomstick
if you wander my way I’ll fix a picnic.

Poems about lizards, freaks and frogs
can’t repress another ditty about dogs
got nuttin’ to say to those who do blogs
can’t relate to materialistic monologues.

Every now and then I try to mix it up
there’s mornin’ mojo in my coffee cup
once I get started I always whoop it up
something as simple as a buttercup.

She came in through the bathroom window
Granny Moon and I do a fiery flamingo
overcome by a spontaneous crescendo
soon I’m rhyming like a mindless bimbo.

Times when my writing goes on a jag
some may suspect I need a hard shag
truth is I probably just took a drag
Big Sur basil burns my inner airbag.

I know you’ve heard it all before
lovin’ the essence of the wild outdoor
the reason I command respect galore
I’m just another ardent gray troubadour.

© 2018 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
Thank you all, my friends, for your kind audience (((HUGS)))

(the thingy I had to type in to post this: "grayhead"!)

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Well, whatever your Captcha may have said
Your verses don’t sound like like a poet grayhead.
They sparkle with humour (of a transatlantic kind)
Which means poor old Brits like me sometimes find
A bit of a puzzle, as even my thesaurus
Can’t find these words to translate for us.
But the bits that I find comprehensible
Give me a laugh,(tho’ a mite reprehensible)
So, Margie I know this review’s not sublime
But at least, I ‘ve gotten the darned thing to rhyme

((( Hugs))) Norm.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

This is a much better creation than mine becuz you've done it on the spot, impromptu! No writing wit.. read more
Norman223

1 Year Ago

No need for apologies! I regard it as a voyage in the sea of discovery - even if I drown in the p.. read more



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The way you arrange your words and phrases is just mesmerizing, Margie! The fact that every line rhymes without sacrificing the meaning of the poem is just great~

This was a delight to read!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Holy cow, you do have a way about you don't you. Unapologetic, honest, and comfortable in your corner of the universe. Do you know how refreshing that is? You can take all the minutia of an average day and write into a saga and song that they would sing on the Kings Road. A true bard I think. Loved It!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

When I was a ravishing young woman (very long ago), guys liked to share wilderness adventures with m.. read more
While on your midnight rambles,
a slow tortoise tries to match your pace,
but his mind does ramble.
Still,
he tries,
knowing there are delights to be seen.



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I love your little ditty disguised as a review. I’ve never addressed tortoises in a poem, altho I .. read more
I absolutely love your writes, they sparkle with imagination and humour and wonderful poetry, thank you!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

In my youth, I was fortunate to go on many wild adventures. But now I’m old, housebound, & disable.. read more
You bring to my little window of a mind a whole kaleidoscope of colour, plus at least fifty shades o grey and to top it all, most of it rhymes so darned well..........don't ya ever change now..... N x

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Fifty shades of gray . . . good one! *wink! wink!* Wish I had put that into my poem now! Ah but to h.. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

always and sincerely a pleasure.... N
Love the line from a Beatles song, "She came in through the bathroom window!" Gray? Nope, that does not describe you at all, my friend. No ennui in your lines, no blah or humdrum scenarios. You surely are a lover of nature and that does come through in your poetry every time. Still, never know quite what to expect from your poetry...and that is a good thing! Lydi**

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your encouraging review! The “bathroom window” line came from a cool revie.. read more
Lydia

1 Year Ago

I think you always had it, Margie...you just didn't realize it! :)
You will never, never be gray Margie girl! Definitely you are a lyric poet, adored by your WC friends.
You have been churning some brilliant poetry to our delight and now you gave away some clues to your creative source.



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thank you for appreciating my wild urges laid out bare on the pages here! *smile* I did many of thes.. read more
Mrudula Rani

1 Year Ago

I am glad Californiana Is well advanced in many aspects. As far as pot is concerned, it is essenti.. read more
Margie, I take away what I always do from your poems... A woman, poet, comfortable in her own skin. Your work is always original. You transport us to your boondocks, even if a few minutes, where we can enjoy your world in a few rhyming words. The next step, if you're truly a "troubadour," is to put your words to music and pair with this poem. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

You are soooo right! I have my beautiful Taylor guitar right here, gathering dust just like my inten.. read more
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Gee
It seems you have evolved into the mistress of both mirth and rhyme Margie. Could see you poems being read by a much wider audience.
Hope you and the menagerie are well

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

For some reason, only the odd ducks here at the Café think my poems are worth reading. On FB, I mig.. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

Tis a shame because you are one of the most genuine and giving reviewers on this site, plus your wor.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I don't mind that many people don't review me here. I get enuf reviews to feel loved (((HUGS)))
Your Poem Margie is delightful. Thank you so much Terry

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thanks for stopping by to ponder awhile (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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