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50's and 60's Weird TV on Channel Three - Part 1

I think I must be seeing things Before me stand the four of kings, They shuffle when the Bishop brings Annette upon nine raven wings And Beanie rides a sea serpent And wonders where the yellow went; I go to pay the next day’s rent, Where have they taken my new tent? The bandstand kids look like Dick Clark, Turn on the lights, I’m in the dark, I’m standing in Grand Central Park, A worm has caught a purple lark And Kookie has run out of combs So rents out rooms in old maid’s homes, He has B.O. where ere he roams So buys some spray and sells his tomes, To your friend Ralph, yes you know who, The one who should be in a zoo; He sells used cars upon the tube To each and every simple boob And if he gives you stomach ache Then Alkaseltzer’s what you take And Bufferin too if you’re a rake, Thus hath the Johnny Carson spake Do I need a cigarette? A camel says before me yet ‘yes, Luckys is the brand to get, Be a he man, don’t you fret’ ‘there must be worser ways to die So buy brand X, give it a try’; Just then another bird walks up And asks me what I feed my pup Then puts a nickel in my cup And tells me I am full of crup Of where I am, I’m unaware; Why are the people all so square? Who is standing over there? He says he’s here to take my fare But I’m not going anywhere, Besides I feel my pockets bare ‘Well then I guess you must have paid’ At this I start to get afraid, I think my mind will start to fade, Then Hogen’s Heros make a raid, Upon my sensibilities And now it’s clear why each eye sees So many people climbing trees; It aint because of hungry fleas As Tarzan swings upon a rope I find I start to give up hope; Jack Webb has started smoking dope So now the crooks no longer mope And Perry Mason kicks a judge But finds the law will never budge Unless big business gives a nudge To Popeye selling ice cream fudge At this I really have to rush To our old john so I can flush So far away this vacant mush Before my teeth I start to brush Then Josephine comes to my view And says ‘I want to talk to you Have you scrubbed your sink anew? Your mop I think needs some shampoo’ I said ‘I think you are the plumber And no one else was ever dumber You’ve put me on another bummer’ My feelings start to get much number continued in part 2>

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 6/9/2016 8:55:00 AM
Congrats for your placement Terry, with this epic yet awesome piece!! ;-)
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:44:00 AM
Thank you, Teddy! Much appreciated!! Terry
Date: 10/2/2012 2:11:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your work. It made me think.
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:43:00 AM
Thank you, Jancarl! Very kind`` Terry
Date: 7/18/2012 2:16:00 PM
This reminds me of my past..Oh how it has come,and gone so fast...On to #2.
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:42:00 AM
Thank you, Dan... The past is fast fading... sometimes it's good to stir it up a bit! Terry
Date: 7/15/2012 9:02:00 AM
Hi Terry all I can see is Genius to all three!!!!xx <3
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:40:00 AM
Thank you, Amanda! Very kind, indeed!! Terry
Date: 7/9/2012 9:03:00 AM
Okay Terry. I'm moving on to 2. Will it top this? I don't know how.
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:39:00 AM
Dear Kathy, Thanks... I know, a late reply... still back int he 50's I guess... Love, Terry
Date: 7/7/2012 8:37:00 PM
Laughs and nostalgia together. We got our first TV in 1961 for Christmas. Where I grew up there were no TV stations. I get the idea I did not miss much.
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:38:00 AM
Thank you, Joann... nope, not much ;-) Terry
Date: 7/3/2012 7:55:00 PM
Just hilarious, you are master of rhyme and the humor nibbles away at my mind too!
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:37:00 AM
Thank you, Elizabeth... you are always so kind! Terry
Date: 7/2/2012 10:58:00 PM
Is this what they show on television in France these days? I have to see the other two parts.
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:36:00 AM
No French TV aint that good ;-)... Terry
Date: 6/28/2012 7:19:00 PM
T'his sure brings a wave of nostalgia to my Terry. Methinks someone was in a mood for remembering the old tv shows!! Will check out the others later. I am scrambling today with hubbie home between drives! trying to catch up with all my friends' poetry. Isn't it awesome all the differing styles of our Soup friends?
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Terry O'Leary
Date: 6/10/2016 7:35:00 AM
Thank Andrea, Yep... the differing styles are amazing... I understand about the time problem... never have enough, so I'm always rather late. Terry