Tuesday, March 27, 2012

End of Story

File:Stone Marcus The End Of The Story.jpg 
      Stone Marcus


gives us the theme 'the rest of the story'


Everyone says I have no faults!
I grow better as I age!
But there's one thing I can't resist 
And that's that final page.
I love to read the last page first;
I love to be in the know.
I love to know if the heroine
Will marry her Romeo.
If I find out she's jilted,
And marries the butcher instead,
I'll then start reading from page one
But I'll urge her to use her head!
Every time she's in a clinch
And prepared to give her all,
I'll whisper 'You silly idiot!
Love comes before a fall!'
And when he whispers blandishments
I'll mutter 'Watch out, kid!
Can't you see he's a charlatan!
Please don't flip your lid!'
And if she mutters dreamily
'His eyes are a gorgeous blue.'
I'll quickly retort 'Silly madam!
He isn't looking at you!'
It makes me feel so powerful,
Knowing the best and worst,
And you, too, can have this sensation
If you read the back page first!

A Free Spirit with a Limpit! I don't care for your chances!
Taurus wedded to the home while Gemini spins and dances!
Gemini is spontanious, Taurus likes routine.
Taurus loves the tried and true, Gemini a change of scene.
While Taurus yearns for hearth and home, and everything secure,
Gemini's galivanting! How can their love endure?
For sure it's love right at the start, in spite of differing modes;
Your love-life is tremendous! The energy explodes!
Taurus loves to flatter and Gemini loves flattery,
While Gemini's bubbly, flighty ways re-charge the Taurus battery.
But Taurus is a jealous beast, too soon the eyes turn green,
'Outgoing' now becomes 'untrue'. Where has Gemini been?
Taurus tries some pinning-down, with little gifts and things,
But Gemini is restless; 'Don't try to clip my wings!'
Offer Gemini possessions, and there wont be a reaction;
While Taurus feels that married life brings ultimate satisfaction.
Taurus offers life-long love. Gemini says 'What for?'
And before you can say 'Jack Robinson!'
Gemini's out the door!


Dee Martin said...

I loved that you read the last page first lol As always, your poetry is wonderful, the rhyme scheme is perfect and it flows so well - a joy to read!

totomai said...

i also read the last page. books. newspapers. honestly, most of my poems are written with the ending first.

lovely poem in there!