Ruth Walters


Being Tina Turner - Poem by Ruth Walters

When I turn my Hoover on
I usually burst into a song
for if I sing the notes all wrong
no one can hear when my Hoovers on!

I mimic Tina Turner
because she's Simply the Best
I dance like her and I prance like her
and my ‘big hair' looks a mess!

I pretend to myself that the spotlights on
and I'm wearing a gorgeous dress
Well maybe in reality
it's short shorts and a vest!

I take my bow as I dust and sweep
I curtsey very low
I collapse on the couch all in a heap
Cos' I'm getting old you know.

Well it's rotten doing housework
and it adds a bit of zing
when I'm being Tina Turner
and pretending I can sing.


Comments about Being Tina Turner by Ruth Walters

  • Bri Edwards (7/31/2017 2:54:00 PM)


    spotlights on...............spotlight's on OR spotlights are on...............hee-hee!

    it's short shorts and a vest! ............please change this to it's short shorts and breasts :)

    otherwise, this poem would blow me away if i weren't so heavy! ! ! ! Fan-(of you AND t.t.) -tastic! ! !

    to MyPoemList and maybe a guest appearance on the Johnny Carson Show?

    Thanks.

    bri :)
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  • John Brown (10/2/2012 2:37:00 PM)


    This made me chuckle Ruth. My wife is a Tina Turner fan, but not me. She gives me a headache! (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2012 5:23:00 AM)


    Singing is for everyone and as with this great poem it inspires and elevates and exhausts and makes us envigorated and with song there is like poetry a deeper connection to art and love and joy of life and short shorts. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012



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