Elisabeth Anne Wingle


Lisa And Sue's Night Out - Poem by Elisabeth Anne Wingle

Dinner's over, dishes are done
Time to go and have some fun
Curl your hair and paint your face
A little perfume, a little lace

Pick up Sue and off we go
Tonight we'll find our Romeos
We walk in and feel the beat
I know tonight we'll move our feet

The first place we stop, is in the john
We have to see if our lipstick's on!
'What do you think? Do I look alright? '
'You look fine! Are my jeans too tight? '

'Do you wanna, get some beer? '
'Oh my God! Look who's here! '
'Come on Lisa, lets dance! ! Please! '
'I think I'm turning Japanese! '

Off to bogie, bump and grind
Here come our stalkers, right on time
To dance with us is such a thrill '
'Relax Buddy! ' 'Take a pill! '

'Sue, you wanna take a cruise? '
'Sure, we've got nothing to lose.'
Billy walks by, and our hearts start to race.
Oh baby, he puts a smile on your face! .

Elisabeth Wingle
1982

Topic(s) of this poem: fun, night

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this in 1982. This is my own personal time capsule. We really did talk like that! I love rereading this, because it takes me right back! I hope you enjoy the slang.
I also reference the song ' I'm turning Japanese' if you have never heard it, you owe it to yourself to listen.its one of my favorite 80s songs. Don't forget to dance!

Comments about Lisa And Sue's Night Out by Elisabeth Anne Wingle

  • Bri Edwards (7/10/2017 8:47:00 PM)


    favorite lines so far:

    The first place we stop, is in the john
    We have to see if our lipstick's on! .....................i do the same thing!

    Lisa, i just looked at past comments, including from me. and i noticed your response to my comment, which 'made me' look at your bio and 'new photo'. who IS it? ? i thought you were a blonde. you know, that is the ONLY reason i like(d) you, ...........for your yellow hair! ! ! ok, i'll get used to it. do you like blonde jokes also? ?

    let me guess what you wore which was lacy. hmm? jeans can NEVER be too tight, .............unless i need a crowbar to get them off.

    speaking of which: 'Sure, we've got nothing to lose.' soooooooooooo by 1982 you'd already 'lost' your virginity? ? me too, but i'm quite a bit older than you are; i was late 'losing' mine, though i came very close a few+ years earlier. i blame it on the warning Mom gave me as a boy. good ol' Mom!

    sounds like a good one for a showcase! !

    and no typos this time (i think) , but maybe one comma is not needed. i could be your editor, to answer your question, below, but i'm pretty pricey.

    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (5/17/2016 2:13:00 PM)


    I just noticed! ! ! Look at last character in your title! ! ! !

    :)
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    Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (5/17/2016 5:29:00 PM)

    Scroll down I think I replied to Kelly instead of you.

  • Bri Edwards (5/17/2016 2:12:00 PM)


    Dinner's.... I forgive you.

    But Romeo's WHAT? ? ? Did you find it? ? ! Hee-hee

    Sorry, but lipsticks? Your apostrophes seem to have minds of their own! But I am loving the poem nonetheless.

    To tight never, but too..... tell me if I am being two anal!

    Oh, turning Japanese. Maybe that's the problem. Boogie?

    Never heard of the song, I think. I was often a failure at dancing. Now I mostly just mow the lawn and yawn.


    1982...ok, English may have been different then. Definitely one for MyPoemLizt!

    Bri :)

    Could fit in showcase also if you wish.
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    Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (5/17/2016 5:21:00 PM)

    Oh my! I can see you are going to keep me on my toes.(grammatically that is) it's a good thing you can't see my rosey cheeks! I haven't felt such public shame since Miss Benny, my high school Creative Writing teacher announced (to the class) That I had won the Run- on sentence of the year award. Oh well, I try
    That' s what editors are for, right?
    Wanna bee mi editer!

  • Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 10:11:00 AM)


    I know the song.
    This is indeed a fun time capsule, Elisabeth. I constantly encourage people to write. If they are not poetically inclined, they can still keep a journal and relive or at least see how they thought years ago.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2016


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