poetry critical

online poetry workshop

the square goes kookie

bobby socks, saddle shoes,
picnic basket plaid!
poppy-blond poodle cut,
eyes like lily pads!
get the buckles, get the bag,
and baker boy beret!
get the varnish colored peach
for saturday's soiree!
we're feeling in a spanish mood,
so bring the creme de cacao!
highball spoons and cubes of ice—
we'll fly to acapulco!
what's that, dear?
you volunteer
for backseat bingo
at the pier?
i think you're queer—
a real wet rag,
so cool it, hear?
—what's your tale, nightingale?
—cut the gas, you horse's ass!
—but i ain't no spazz, i ain't no pig!
—you cruisin' for a bruisin', dig?
hepcats, have you heard the word?
that odd ball boozer nabbed that bird—
she died below the backyard deck,
with red, red rings around her neck.

12 Apr 10

Rated 8 (8.1) by 9 users.
Active (9): 8, 8, 10, 10, 10
Inactive (2): 1, 1, 8, 9, 9, 10

(define the words in this poem)
(3 more poems by this author)

(2 users consider this poem a favorite)

Add A Comment:
Enter the following text to post as unknown: captcha


get the fuck out.
 — jenakajoffer

 — jenakajoffer

*Mad applause*--fabulous, fast paced kooky fun!
Made me think of Dr. Hook's Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball.
Love "backseat bingo."
 — sybarite

get the fuck in
 — chumble

Is this Reid's poem?
 — mandolyn

hah - this is cool, writ with drool - from an old fool who likes too
 — AlchemiA

excuse me?  reid?
why are you guys being so mean to me, i'm new :(
 — chumble

prove it, chum.  
 — jenakajoffer

and how to do that, jennybrat?
(a little a skit, a little a skat?)
 — chumble

this baby's got a classy chassis, ya dig, she's really cookin'!
like crazy, like wow
 — aurelius

hey, you're with it, auri ginsberg
 — chumble

chumble, you said you were 'funnier' -- but you never did show YER funny man.
(are you a bro or a bra?)
 — mandolyn

my funny man's in meh pants, wanna see?  that shit ain't free
i'm a bra, though, my esteemed brosociate.
 — chumble

not sure how to do that, other than post another poem :)
 — jenakajoffer

Reminds me of Bare Naked Ladies songs, here and there.  Sing it, you crazy bopper!
 — Isabelle5

hmm, cumblee yummee.
: )
 — fractalcore

i mean, cHumblee.
: )
 — fractalcore

'go square' - glasvegas

great song too!

nice cool poem.
 — unknown

lol- bare naked ladies song- YEP!
 — mandolyn

This is over-the-top good, good, good!
 — PaulS

KOol poem
 — psychofemale