Tuesday, May 22, 2018

its show time!



i pose, pretty in bell-shaped dress
lavender with polka dots

i stand here, smiling all day long
with petticoats of velvet & tulle

while I itch to walk 
in my green minted slippers

here comes an old lady
with a bag, colorful as lemon

under her glasses,
she marvels at my freckles

alas, her dog got too excited
and prancing around,

pawed his dirt on my feet-
yikes, it was all I can do

not to smack him back
with my corns and toady toes

i did sneeze a big ACHOOOO!!!
as the old lady pulled him back

sh-sh-smacking her lips
moving along where hydrangeas and azaleas 

are shooing away the bees & bugs - 
please leave me alone!!! 

I'd rather be
ribbing with roses
fibbing with pansies

than waving cherry Welcome  !!!  
at 500+ strangers,  
in this garden show





Centennial Park Garden


Posting for dVerse Poets Pub - Real Life Humor with guest blogger, Mark Walters.  Thanks for the visit ~

15 comments:

  1. I can imagine it... so much funnier when time has passed. I imagine working like this is not fun for anyone...
    Love the ribbing with roses.

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  2. Wowser, that's a tough gig. I'd be hard pressed to stand still for half an hour, much less a whole day. I love your invitation, "cherry welcome". It is probably lots funnier now than tnen. Hope you were well paid

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  3. Not one for dressing up, I'm glad to say I've only had to do it once, for Bounce and Rhyme. I wouldn't like to do it as a job.

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  4. nothing harder than being nice to people all day...

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  5. Those kind of jobs must be nightmares!

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  6. haha that many people would drive me even nuttier. I could handle the dog though.

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  7. Ha, I agree with Sarah. And as a former waitress, found the tips were no better when being fake-friendly than just being real, often slightly grumpy and impatient. Hope the environment of the flowers at least put a little cherry-welcome on top!

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  8. What a tough job that would be!

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  9. I'd rather be
    ribbing with roses
    fibbing with pansies

    There is such a thing as privacy that others should care for in strangers!

    Hank

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  10. Having to smile all day in polka dots! Ugh!

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  11. I can imagine the people helping at a garden show have a very different perspective of it.

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  12. You did well to survive this job... It must have been torture :) :)

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  13. Pansies fib way too much. I know, I once lived on Pansy Avenue...I'm still living it down. Thanks for the smile.

    Cheers,

    Mark

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  14. You had me with the first two stanzas! Seems to me you were dressed perfectly for a garden show! But oh yes....dealing with the public and trying to keep a smile. You made me smile! :)

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