Tuesday, August 31, 2021

SALLY, THE VIRAGO

Tuesday Poetics.  We're asked to write a poem in our mind without committing it to paper, at least the beginning.  I have an affinity for story poems, and often they enter my mind in the wee small hours of insomnia, and this is such a one.  The remaining stanzas complete the story in the same rhythm of rhyme as the poem began.   Submitted to dVerse August 31, 2021

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  SALLY, THE VIRAGO


Sally was a virago

Known in all the town

If Sally wanted something

No one turned her down


She set her eyes on LeRoy

A handsome lad was he

But he wanted nothing of her

And so he chose to flee


While escaping Sally

He traveled far and wide

But soon he found he wearied

Of feeling he had to hide


So he went back to the village

And looked Sally in the eye

Give it up, he told her

Go find some other guy


Sally was astounded

No one ever turned her down

In fact  she was so shaken

She  packed her bags and left town 


LeRoy became a hero

Held in high renown

Man enough, the people said

To get Sally out of town. 


22 comments:

  1. Poor Sally! But well done, LeRoy! Lovely cheeky rhyme and narrative, Beverley <3

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  2. This was so fun to read! I love that you write poetry in this way; I often do too. The rhyme and narrative give a beautiful flow to the poem.

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  3. So much fun, and it seems like normal roles reversed.

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  4. Enjoyed your take. Poor Sally, though. :)

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  5. Hahaha, I love this. You can shoot your shot, but don't keep shooting people that way after it's clear, you know? Otherwise, that rejection may sting even worse. Always good to be direct. :) Brilliant poem, Bev! I felt bad for Sally, but even worse for LeRoy until the end. Good for him.

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  6. I so enjoyed this one, Bev!💝💝

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  7. A fine tale, jauntily told. Well done, Beverly!

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  8. LOL
    Put me in a good mood

    Much❤love

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  9. This was a hoot, I can see the story being recited far and wide! 👏👏

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  10. Funny story, there's a Sally and a LeRoy in every town. This has a feeling of a Western and a showdown at the OK corral. That or Blazing Saddles :)

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  11. Great job, Beverly. This one could definitely be recited, or sung. A good story and funny, too.

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  12. Poor Sally. I feel for her. Great poem though - really enjoyed it.

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  13. Oh, Bev! Stupendous fun this is. Love it!❤️

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  14. I knew this would be up your street, Beverly!

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  15. Grinning ear to ear, now my dear Bev ... all we need is a recording, a group laugh.

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  16. Beverly,

    That Sally must have been some high octane character! I'm so glad you've told us her story so memorably - and hysterically!

    pax,
    dora

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  17. good lad that leroy, good boy indeed, he can be my wing man anytime =)

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  18. Bev - this was a fun one! You know, I don't know why... but it made me think of Johnny Cash for some reason... like one of his narrative songs...

    -David

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  19. I often think my story poems would make good country songs! Thanks for noticing, David.

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