Tag Archives: Befuddled

A Lady and a Porter, Trifecta Challenge

I hate when it happens.
My thoughts appear so muddled
I try and write things out                                             
But becoming more befuddled

I need some brand new cards
At my empty table
Would someone please shuffle
Anyone who’s able

A lady and a porter
Stepped into the saloon
She took the table near by
This hot and dusty June

The right one came along
Don’t go on without me
Let me touch your golden hair
While I plead upon my knees

Can’t waste a moment now
Expressed my keen interest
Paid for the ladies drink
This beautiful tourist

I need a brand new player
Come sit at my table
I’ll allow you the shuffle
You do look quite able

Porter thanked me for the drink
But said no to the game
No common vulgar man
Can even know her name

© 2012 Michael Yost 3/7

We want between 33 and 333 words from (and including) the third definition of the word:

vulgar (adj) \’v?l-g?r\

1: generally used, applied, or accepted

2: vernacular <the vulgar name of a plant>

3 a : of or relating to the common people : plebeian
   b : generally current : public <the vulgar opinion of that time>
   c : of the usual, typical, or ordinary kind


Poetry Picnic Week 27: Spring Break, Vacations, Favorite Colors, First Kiss

Trying to Make Scent of it

Cut grass and ozone lifting off the asphalt
Floods the mind with memories
Each distinct with different feelings
With so many at once I sit, from reeling

Too many to separate them all
Words, thoughts, feelings and images
All together rolling down towards the puddle
Laughing, crying and stunned, most befuddled

I can’t imagine all this trouble
Trying to sort through all this rubble
Each pointing their fingers, finding fault
From the scent of cut grass and ozone lifting off the asphalt

© 2011 Michael Yost