Ode to Romance

Ode to Romance

A Poem by barleygirl
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some dumbass said all poets do romance . . .

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Don’tcha just love those superficial splashes
where a lady bats her longer-than-long lashes
everywhere she goes his white smile flashes
pie-in-the-sky romance, it never ever crashes.

Some smart-a*s reviewer loitering around
says acting like poets makes us duty-bound
to wax trite and tiring upon romantic ground
shirk reality to throw down a hollow sound.

Reluctantly I surrendered, oh what the hell
whatever shall I say to make a heart swell
what could stave off the inevitable farewell
can I turn a rat wheel into a pretty carousel?

In baggy tighty-whities he takes out the trash
seeing cocoa s**t skids makes my teeth gnash
when I’m being a b***h he still shares his stash
but the f****n’ bootlegger hides his sour mash.

Often when gambling he scores us some dough
enlarging our arsenal with guns and ammo
despite his halitosis dropping me into vertigo
this specimen sports an unfailingly fine torpedo.

Okay now I’ve done it, did I pass the test?
can I swill the romantic slop with the best?
is my romantic bent as bent as all the rest?
are my romantic ruminations merely a jest?

© 2020 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
To aforementioned dumbass: Please don't take offense! I love a challenge!

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I don't make romantic gestures Or buy cards for Valentines or Birthdays
She gets vexed and pulls a face
An cheers up when she gets a new blouse or summat like when it's not expected
"ooo I'd like that it looks nice
It's when she takes my card
To pay when I find it hard
By unromantic lover


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the lovely valentine verse, is this a touché? Are we competing for who can do the mos.. read more
Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

Yes Margie romantic slop > Well not quite > I dont like wasting my 'brass' on cards or flowers that .. read more



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Literary Realism was a reaction to/against Romanticism which was a reaction to/against the Age of Enlightenment. Life is all inclusive, and that's why no single philosophy can encompass it or capture it completely. Teary-eyed romantics are one side of the coin and hard-core realists are the other. And the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I love how you sum it up so simply when it's not simple at all. I never really thought about this un.. read more
Mash for mash and surely along the realm of a Bukowski-esk effort..although he may have left out the rhymes, politely exchanging them for a three hundred pound wallet thieving/ poem stealing/bed breaking w***e of a good ole whiskey chasing gal... but in the end the result would have ben pretty close..lol. I guess I'm trying to say that In you own sophisticated measures of satire..you belong with the best of the best Margie..very sincerely and only a few can chomp on those type of bits! Thanks for the laugh and more!!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Smarty-pants posing as a country dumbfuck, that's my shtick! I need a new genre to command some resp.. read more
oh Margie!! my heart is all a-flutter :)))))))))) this is sooooooooooo romantic .. surely it not only passes but way far surpasses all the tests .. you have movement .. you have rhythm and rhyme .. a drunk with love .. a heart that skids ... oops .. that was a fart wasn't it :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
E.
ps. what fun dahlink!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I just got up at 5 am (dogs insist on the hour of awakening) & I'm not awake enuf for this review! I.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:)......................
I woke up this morning to frozen pipes, so my pipes froze on valentines day. Hmm i'm thinking there's a hidden meaning in this... and on this, the pinnacle night of romance, this most passionate of bunnies did lay down only to find himself unable to percolate his morning rise coffee and wash his bestreaked tighty whities from the night before... found wanting yet again:?

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Frozen pipes on Valentines day is the end of the end, my friend. You may now expect your pipes to be.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

oh goodness... me? wood... what's that
Hi Margie, I think this is a great spoof on On a “Valentine” card or love letter, it’s brash and funny and cruel and merciless but I love your harsh words, like you are mad at something or someone.and feel forced to write like everyone else, “romantic slop”... good job, I like it... yours, Betty


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I'm bipolar, so I can blame my brashness on a temporary bout of mania! *wink! wink!* I swear I don't.. read more
Hate those dumbass poets.
I done romance once, got arrested for my troubles.
Though I was stealing chocolates, a card, a pen, a six-pack of beer.
I can see how romance is dead now.


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Romance for me is when the sexy fedex guy delivers the bag of cashews I ordered to splurge & his col.. read more
Paul Bell

1 Month Ago

God bless the Fed ex guy. Mind you, can you just not order the Fed ex guy.
it was going so well, Margie and you had to mention c**k, haha, the skid marked man is a fool, he should get you pissed then smoke his stash alone, now that's what I call romance,

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for pointing out my penis fixation. After writing my first 300-pg book, I have come to rea.. read more
gram linski

1 Month Ago

have you read any Jean Genet, c***s away, technically you pointed out your penis fixation, with your.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Never heard of him, just perused & it sounds like a spot-on recommendation for more than just my pen.. read more
For us Margie, your fans and readers, you don't have to prove anything but be your lovely self. I hate it when people challenge us for this and that. You write fine ones in any genre. You bring us out of the dead into the world of the living. I don't know what sparked this but don't let them bother you in any way.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

This is the most supportive thing anyone has ever written in a review for me! Thank you for this & i.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

I agree. You are so welcome...
"Okay now I’ve done it, did I pass the test?
can I swill the romantic slop with the best?
is my romantic bent as bent as all the rest?
are my romantic ruminations merely a jest?"

Posted 1 Month Ago


"everywhere she goes his white smile flashes
pie-in-the-sky romance, it never ever crashes."

Posted 1 Month Ago



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