Drinking Alcohol taught me how to fly
Then it took away the sky....

Monday, February 14, 2011

BEACH-OF-A-MORNING

Can we stay daddy? Can we? Huh?
Tourists splashing by the sea
They are here from Germany
Blanketing fog rolling in
Hiding them away from me.

"In this fog, please put on your togs
Else your skin burn like fiery logs
Red hot, you will run from our sea
Back to old country Germany."

(I was telling this falsehood on just a whim
That to see
If they'd flee
Or sensing fully my ruse, stay to swim

There in that quiet, foggy place
All of us standing, face-to-face
And laughing, one saying to me,
"You funny bloke, on
You is this joke!"

There on that beach all fogged
The Germans playing, un-togged
Dashing to the sea and splashing
No shirts, no pants, no nothing!

(The joke was on me--
But so were my clothes!)

22 comments:

  1. Funny! Glad you are posting again Steve.

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  2. steve, I was SURE you would join in!! xx & have a great ♥ day each and everyday.

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  3. Just a glimpse of the good things to come! Happy Days!

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  4. Oh, what a picture this paints!

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  5. Hi there Steve
    Just to say LOL about your funny anecdote-poem and thank you for following my new blog... you- always.

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  6. Here's to Germans and skinny-dipping! Still snow cover in my neck of the woods.

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  7. Steve, you are the sweetest, funniest man I know. Hope you had a passionate Valentine's Day clothes on or off... : )

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  8. BRIAN!
    I'll stand up and be counted, but only when fully dressed.

    ANDREW!
    It's good to see you reading and commenting on some of these blogs, friend. Keep it up, it spreads good cheer.

    IZZY!
    "But we aren't a glum lot." and "We absolutely insist on enjoying life." Both on page 132. RIGHT?!

    LINDA!
    These were tourists. Too cold for me, in February! And no, I did NOT take pictures..er, well, ummmmm, just the one. Camera went off accidentally!

    CLAUDIA!
    Being German myself, the whole group somehow took a liking to me!

    JUST JANE!
    Hey that was NOT a benefit of AA--or maybe it was, because if I had been drunk, I'd never talked with these people. BTW, A beautiful tribute to your husband Jerry today! Thanks.

    SCOTT!
    JEREMY!
    Thanks for your sense of humor, guys!

    MAGPIE!
    A painted picture, yes. Forgot to mention, there WERE all wearing "goosebumps" it was kinda chilly. Thanks for coming here!

    DULCE!
    Good anecdote (True!)--terrible poetry.
    BTW, getting in on the bottom floor of a new blog is always a kick. I wish you well with it.
    Continue to speak your piece/peace! And keep on blessing us with your singular poetry styles, and their content!
    Drop by again sometime--grin!

    TESS KINCAID!
    I believe these Germans would 'do it', snow or not! Besides, you just don't DO that in staid Naples Florida--but remember it was verrrry foggy. True!

    DRY BOTTOM GIRL!
    So nice, your comment my blog-friend. I CAN be funny (years of bar-tending), but 'sweetest'?
    I'll have to go back to those HERSHEY BARS!
    PEACE! (And keep smiling!)

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  9. Peace be with them, as long as they keep to themselves.

    I'm watching reruns of Seinfeld. Sweet George Costanza asking, "Do women know about shrinkage?"
    Someone just might get a good laugh down at that beach!

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  10. When you are looking for a nude beach you can never find one and then when you aren't looking"sudddenly the appear" whats up with that?

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  11. JAGDISH BALI!
    Thank you. Have we met? I'll go to your blog and find out...

    FELISOL!
    Shrinkage. You mean like, "My trousers have shrunk, they won't fit me now!" grin! Yes I watched every Seinfeld and every CHEERS, and very little else...I'm not a TV guy.

    CHICCOREAL!
    Well..."I never 'looked' for one"..............
    it says here. LOL!

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  12. Ha! I guess since I was raised in the US - I'd prefer to have the joke on me than remove my clothes! That sign is like one I saw on Orient Beach in St Martin (the French side!).
    What a fun-loving post! Thanks!
    God bless.
    Felisol - what a great episode that was :)

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  13. HEATHER'S MOM!
    Gosh, EVERYONE watched Seinfeld! Well, the joke is on BOTH of us...and so are the clothes!
    Glad to 'see' you visit. Thanks!

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  14. ... oh - I'm German ...and sometimes Redskin ... * laughs *...
    the Germans say, Danes love it - without clothes at the lake to be ...

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  15. COSIMA!
    You "red-skinned" German girl--you surprise me!
    You are NEVER late to come here and say "Hello!"
    PEACE!

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  16. ... red hair - very white skin ... sun burns ... red skin ...
    Peace!

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