jjorge
 
Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 06:41 am
She was not the cheerful smiling soul
that I once knew.
but like her morning's breakfast

--the milk and bran flakes churned
by belly acid to a caustic mash--

She too, was broken down and soured,
as if by age and cruel misfortune
eaten and devoured.
 
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 08:06 am
@jjorge,
Aw, Jorge!
How sad!
jjorge
 
  2  
Reply Tue 1 May, 2012 09:39 pm
@msolga,
Don't feel too bad... It's only make believe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uun5aF78Kts
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Thu 3 May, 2012 07:03 am
@jjorge,
I believed every word, Jorge.
Sucked in again!

Whatever happened to Conway Twitty?
Great song, great voice, great name! Wink Razz

edgarblythe
 
  2  
Reply Thu 3 May, 2012 12:48 pm
Conway expired.

Hi, jjorge. Keep em coming, sir.
jjorge
 
  1  
Reply Thu 3 May, 2012 09:15 pm
@msolga,
No intention to fool anyone msolga, my friend!

My favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, in a letter to a friend, once said that in her poems the subject was: "A supposed person". Likewise with my gloomy little poem! :-)

Re Conway: As Edgar says, he did indeed expire. Below is a bio on Conway Twitty -aka Harold Jenkins- in case you want to know more about him.

Regards, jjorge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway_Twitty
jjorge
 
  1  
Reply Thu 3 May, 2012 09:16 pm
@edgarblythe,
Thanks Edgar! Be well my friend.
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msolga
 
  1  
Reply Sat 5 May, 2012 07:38 pm
@jjorge,
Oh I remember Conway well, Jorge.
Impossible to forget a name like that!

Quote:
My favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, in a letter to a friend, once said that in her poems the subject was: "A supposed person". Likewise with my gloomy little poem! :-)

Care to post one of your favourite Emily poems about a supposed person?

I'm glad this one of yours wasn't about someone you actually knew. Wink

Got any more you'd care to post?

jjorge
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 07:29 pm
@msolga,
"...Got any more you'd care to post?..."

Thanks for asking, my friend. I have actually been mulling one over in my mind.
When I sit down to write it, it should be considerably more upbeat than 'Denouement'..
I may post it tomorrow or in a few days. :-)
roger
 
  3  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 07:51 pm
@msolga,
I saw Conway twice. Once at a concert in Miami Beach, Florida. I think he sneered right at me.

Many years later, I saw him in a Conway Twitty mobile home at the end of what must have been a very tiring promotion in conjunction with a Tulsa radio station. I did not ask him about the sneer. He just looked too pooped to heckle.
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 08:14 pm
@roger,
My first ever concert was Conway Twitty, in Corpus Christi, Texas. I was seventeen. Despite having some hit records, he attracted just 400 people. The rest of concert goers that night went to Alice and saw Jerry Lee Lewis, who already had gotten in trouble for his marriage to Myra.
roger
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 08:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
This one was called The Shine of Stars. The product was some stuff you were supposed to spray on shoes to make them look like they had been polished, so we all grabbed some labels and got in at a major discount.

I forget the other performers, but I had heard of every one.
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msolga
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 08:23 pm
@jjorge,
Oh good, Jorge.
I'll look forward to that.
I always enjoy reading your poems.

Have you considered writing one about Conway? Wink
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 08:29 pm
@roger,
Quote:
I think he sneered right at me.

Really, Roger?
How exciting!
You don't think that was part of his performance & not meant to be taken too personally? (in case you were offended)
You know, the sexy, rebellious, Elvis-like sneer. Smile
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 08:40 pm
Conway got annoyed with us, because we just wanted to listen to him sing and no one was dancing.
roger
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 09:03 pm
@msolga,
I was with a couple of other people, kind of wandering in front of the stage. I think it was a genuine Conway sneer. I feel so special.
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 09:22 pm
@roger,
Ha.
Half your luck! Smile
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msolga
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 09:29 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
Conway got annoyed with us, because we just wanted to listen to him sing and no one was dancing.

So you got the lethal sneer, edgar?
Don't you just hate it when entertainers do that to a genuinely appreciative audience?
I do.
I mean, it not like you've gotta dance to appreciate!
Right?
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edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 09:34 pm
He acted more like a local club act than a star. I think he was still unused to being that popular.
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 09:37 pm
@edgarblythe,
Ah well.
Overnight fame can confuse & bewilder people by its suddenness.
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