Selena And Bobby Poem by Clyde King

Selena And Bobby

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Let's go see Selena
At the Two Fingers Bar.
She wriggles like a snake
That's trapped in a jar.

She moves in ways
You've never seen before.
You'll lose your religion
When she takes the floor.

Old men just sit and dream,
Young men can only stare,
When Selena stares back
Through her black curly hair.

Go get yourself a Redstripe
And two fingers of gin
'Cause you ain't goin' nowhere
When Selena slithers in.

Don't matter where you come from,
Don't matter who you are,
'Cause you'll never touch Selena
In the Two Fingers Bar.

She's got a man named Bobby,
She loves him heart and soul.
He's been gone so long,
She thinks his love's grown.

Bobby loves Selena,
He writes her when he can.
He lost both legs in action,
He feels like half a man.

Go get yourself a Redstripe
And two fingers of gin
'Cause you ain't goin' nowhere
When Selena slithers in.

Selena doesn't know yet,
Bobby's too afraid to tell.
He thinks their life is over,
Why put her in his Hell.

Bobby doesn't know her,
Doesn't know how true she is.
If only he would call her,
Let her know she is his.

Go get yourself a Redstripe
And two fingers of gin,
'Cause you ain't goin' nowhere
When Selena slithers in.

March 2017

Selena And Bobby
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: human condition,loss,love,war
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Make Shift 31 March 2017

Great narrative...love that snake trapped in the jar analogy.

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Clyde King 16 September 2018

Thank you Make Shift. I need to read your poems and I will soon.

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Clyde King 10 June 2017

Thanks Kaldorei...how are you? Have you read Edgar Allen Poe?

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Jazib Kamalvi 25 March 2017

An animated image of the after effects of war on human life. Thanks for sharing.

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Clyde King 25 March 2017

Appreciate your comments, Jazib.

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