Samuel, whatever happened when… (Fun Poem)

Each time I read this tale my friend
I can’t help wondering what happened when,
once inspired to write these images,
having been interrupted,
your memory went into a blank!

Oh Bastet, what can I say
it was such a glorious day…
Though ill I had this awesome image
and it was more than 300 lines!
Yet that idiot from Porlock came
to sell some encyclopedias just then …
My muse shouted; “Go away!”
but I felt it would be just too rude …
I indulged him for just half an hour …
before sending him on his way.
I returned then to my pen and ink
I re-read what I had just written. …

Alas, my muse offended,
refused to answer then my call,
no words nor phrases came again that day
nor did I find those words again,
to tell the tale of Xanadu …
Of the ice caves not a line nor rhyme,
my poem was gone
never to return to me.
From that time to now I’ll tell you this,
no longer do I interrupt my writing bliss
I ignore anyone who knocks
upon my door …
and I hate Porlock town!

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Written for Poetry Promt 3, We drink Because We’re Poets

14 thoughts on “Samuel, whatever happened when… (Fun Poem)

  1. Wow, I don’t know which I loved better, the poem, or the narrator’s rendition of it – that’s truly awesome, Bastet, and your response is hilarious and light hearted fun! Leaves me chuckling all the way to youtube for some more of that delicious voice!

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  2. He is delicious, easy on they eyes and he’s a fantastic modern Sherlock Holmes too. I’m glad you liked the poem as well…I should perhaps added a note to explain the Porlock person though…not everyone knows the story behind Coleridges’ misadventure of the poem Kublai Khan :-/

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      • His voice is what attracted me to him initially, believe it or not. I was bored, in a bad mood, and surfing the TV. I was going through the channels and vetoing every one of them so quickly that I scrolled right past Public Television without seeing what was going on … but I HEARD THAT VOICE!!! Quickly! Quickly! I scrolled back hoping to catch the owner of that MAGNIFICENT voice before he was gone … and it was B.C. as Sherlock. And then they showed Martin Freeman. And I was hooked on both Benedict AND Sherlock from that moment on.

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        • Wow…talk about carpe diem! This is so cool. I actually saw Sherlock via my son before I became interested in the acting talents of B.C. but he’s great and as versatile as Johnny Depp, whom I also enjoy.

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          • Omigoodness … I love just about anything with Johnny Depp in it! The man is so incredibly versatile. Most importantly, though, I credit his performance in Pirates of the Caribbean for giving me the sense of humor to survive the ugliest parts of my cancer treatment.

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          • Ah…didn’t know you’d been ill! Well, must say that Johnny Depp makes my day and I discovered him through Pirates of the Caribbean…late as always in these things…then I went to see what else he’d done…fantastic!

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          • Same here… People hated Lone Ranger but I lived Depp as Tonto. Plus, being an amputee, I loved Helena Bonham Carter’s leg, lol! As to my cancer … One more year and I’ll have 5 years without recurrence… Fingers crossed! 😀

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          • Fingers crossed…we’re getting into that one now with my hubby…and hoping for the best. I never saw the Lone Ranger…didn’t know it existed, will have to go look that one up.

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