Tag Archives: Shuffle

A Lady and a Porter

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 03/07

Stay Away Stay

Nothing stands out more than a man that’s been used
The shuffle in his walk, his shoulders rounded and his chin to his chest
In some cases you’ll hear the sobbing a block away
Even after he found out he begged her to stay

The sharpie colored circles under his bloodshot eyes
That dart here and there looking for a trace of what may be
Instead watching everything around him just crumbling away
Hoping in his heart of hearts she really wanted to stay

Finally it dawned on him from his old flame that still cared
She hated to see my blinded heart of the witch’s intent
Two times the pain reminding me I pushed my old flame away
When I would have been happier if I had asked her to stay

 

© 2012 Michael Yost 05/25

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

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/

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