Monday, August 18, 2008

98. Doris

My husband always used to think that if he'd been in the right place at the right time, he could have married Doris Day! I have serious doubts about this, although it appears she wasn't very clever at picking men, so it's possible! Anyway, old age has its compensations.


DORIS

Way, way back when time was young,
And proper pretty tunes were sung,
My husband always used to say
'There's no-one on earth like Doris Day.'
I envied her hair, so blonde, so sleek,
Her upturned nose and her downy cheek,
Her perfect teeth so straight and white,
Her big blue eyes so shiny bright,
Her engaging look, that tomboy charm,
Those freckles, straight from a dairy farm....
I could go on and on about her.
How did he manage to live without her?
I was second best, a poor man's choice.
And I hadn't even got a voice!
And she was so 'wholesome'! (Well, so was I
But only because men passed me by!)
Now I'm elderly.......poor old me.
But, hallelujah! SO IS SHE!!!!

16 comments:

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Love it, love it. And think how we both could look if we had a makeup artist fixing our face and hair. My husband always liked Sophia Loren among others. Have you ever noticed, I'm not saying our husbands, but men in general, always think they are god's gift to woman, no matter what they might look like. But they are sometimes quick to point out our faults if we mention someone we think is attractive?

Dogwalkmusings said...

Ha! One has to be our age to even know who she is! But I, too, loved her - movies. And her leading men weren't too shabby either!

Adele said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your poem and meeting with you today. I will keep reading them. Best Wishes Adele P.S. I also love your music on the blog!

Kat said...

How talented you're Brenda... was roaring with laughter reading this poem - the pun and humor is terrific..!!!

One's not sure if it's praise or dig, reading

Her upturned nose
her downy cheek,
that tomboy charm,
Those freckles, straight from a dairy farm :))))))

and one should never miss the intro' - the build up you give, with an innocent face..!!!!
"...although it appears she wasn't very clever at picking men, so it's possible!" :)))

Let me tell you something Brenda - Doris Day might not be smart - but your husband sure is, for picking you..!!!!!!

claudie said...

Well if you can't be Doris Day how about Brenda Lee?
Why not right?
Happy Blue Monday, I love Doris Day...she is playing on my main page tonight.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie
xoxox

Carolyn Ford said...

What a lovely lady she was! It is nice to see her photo again...lovely blues!

chubskulit said...

you are a great poet brenda!

My blue Monday

Joops said...

Great composition of poem.

How is Baking Cookies for blue Monday?

Nanna said...

sweet poem, you have a natural talent for writing poems , happy blue monday!

Helen

Erica said...

I loved Doris Day she was one of my favourites, she did many good movies that I enjoyed watching. Especially with Rock Hudson
Thanks for sharing that poem . Happy Blue Monday!

Martha said...

Love your blue monday choice! Great poem!

Karen said...

Ha! I love this!

LV said...

Your have a great poetic talent. I liked Doris Day and I liked your poem. I am sure your husband looks back now and thinks he made the right chose.

storyteller said...

Delightfully entertaining sense of humor you have! Love your poem ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

SmilingSally said...

I always loved Doris. I'm glad your husband picked you! Happy Blue Monday.

Shirley said...

That is such a cute poem! Love it. Doris Day was an idol of mine too when I was young.