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My Geisha

It was that damn, no wax, light blue floor.
That was the last atrocity, the very last straw.
Spilled spoils, splattered toils, Roach Motel sadness.
Soilent dust collected from a kitchen cooking madness.
I said, "Sweetheart, it's over. No more. I am done."
"It's time for my geisha. To be born. To become."

Her books I discarded: Cosmo. and Real,
Obliterating all scuff marks of boots and high heels.
At the entrance to each room I posted a sign:
"NO SHOES SHALL BE WORN IN THIS HOUSE OF MINE!"
I said, "Sweetheart, it's over. No more. I am done."
"It's time for my geisha. To be born. To become."

I purchased and dressed her in costumes divine,
Of gold and spun silk, a traditional line.
She learned the art of walking on my back without a hitch.
She fed me like an emperor and scratched my every itch.
Until that rabid day I lost my lovely geisha ...
To a *****!

Now I'm rejected, neglected and shunned.
No wife. No geisha. No body. No sun.
I could have foretold the events you have read:
A carpet abused unweaves its thread.
Still, I must have my geisha --
To my grave I will tread....

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 7/31/2016 11:49:00 AM
- A lovely choice of your poems, congratulations on your win Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/31/2016 2:32:00 PM
You always say something nice. Go ahead ... tell me the poem is horrible! (I'm laughing) ;-)
Date: 7/31/2016 7:27:00 AM
Kudos for a lovely write dressed in a geisha of creativity! I'm sincerely impressed, Tom! ~ Congratulations on this merited podium finish! // paul
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/31/2016 2:30:00 PM
Thank you, Paul for those kind words.
Date: 7/30/2016 7:42:00 PM
Tom, congratulations on your podium win in Eve's the New/Old 2 contest! An interesting read! Sandra
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/30/2016 7:48:00 PM
Old poem from 1994. Glad you liked it. :-)
Date: 7/30/2016 7:13:00 PM
A 7 for this entertaining WINNING poem, Tom! Janice
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Date: 7/30/2016 4:51:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Tom. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/23/2016 7:54:00 PM
HA, this one of the three is my favorite. Just had to come to this one for its title! Super cool one.
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Date: 4/21/2016 11:32:00 AM
wow, that was deep, Sad to read about you being without your Geisha... Awesome read. LINDA
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