A poem using movie titles of the 70’s
We could not believe Woodstock was on the big screen as it turns out, so was The Go-Between Some of us were Lovers and Others Strangers The Wild Child never knew about the dangers of having no Bed and Board There was little we could afford Three Sisters made love to all The Boys in the Band A First Love was hard to understand A true Love Story who knew that Ryan’s Daughter was A Virgin and a Gypsy No doubt A Catch 22 The People Next Door The Aristocrats in town some begged a smile and all of them frowned Joe, their neighbor, was The Man Called Horse He was also The American Soldier who spoke up that day and yelled without remorse Start the Revolution Without Me And deep in the imagination Beneath the Planet of the Apes there was no escaping The Owl and The Pussycat Imagine that these movies all happened the year of my graduation when nothing was left to the imagination yet we all wondered how the heck Cotton Comes to Harlem 116th Street to be exact Good Old Ben Franklin to be exact And as the song says On a Clear day You Can See Forever the End of the Road or the light in the tunnel For the Great White Hope That is a fact!
Melba Christie (c) 2013
- Something Different (not a poem) (a7p11x.wordpress.com)
- Growing Old (ambermharris.wordpress.com)
- Movie Poem (2005) (bdcme.wordpress.com)
Very cleverly contrived and well written.
Thanks so much. I think it was a great year.
yep, it was our decade.