Mean Woman Blues at the Corner Bar: NaPoWriMo 2021, Day 28

The NaPoWriMo prompt today is to write a poem that is a series of questions. Mine are all song titles save for one famous line from literature.

Mean Woman Blues at the Corner Bar

Him: What’s up Pussycat? Are you lonesome tonight?
Her: Can you mend a broken heart?
Him: Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya wanna dance?
Her: Who are you?
Him: Hello, Hello. Bad, bad Leroy Brown. What’s your name?

Her: Hello. Mary Lou!
Him: Ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight?

Her:  Who let the dogs out?
Him: If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
Her: What’s going on? Hang on, Sloopy!
Him: Wouldn’t it be nice?
Her:  (Looking down,) Is this a dagger which I see before me?
Him: Can’t you see, can’t you see?
Her: Is that all there is?
Him: Do you really want to hurt me?
Her: Would you still love me tomorrow?
Him: What’s love got to do with it?
Her: How did it get so late so soon?
Him: Does anybody really know what time it is?
Her: Should I stay or should I go?
Him: Do ya think I’m sexy?
Her: (taking out her car keys) Do you know the way to San Jose?
Him: Are you going to go my way?
Him: (To her back as she walks out the door) What’s goin’ on? Am I that easy to forget?
Him: (To the room at large) Can’t you see, can’t you see what that woman, she been doin’ to me?
A stander-by:  What I can see clearly now is what becomes of the broken-hearted!

In case you want to play along or read more poems written to this prompt, here is the NaPoWriMo prompt . Photo by Milo Bauman on Unsplash, used with permission. If you doubt any of the song titles or want to know who sang them, just Google them. I ran out of time or I would have made links.

22 thoughts on “Mean Woman Blues at the Corner Bar: NaPoWriMo 2021, Day 28

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks for reading and commenting–and for all the photos of your amazing house. You should do a blog just with al the photos of your quilts and art work and installations around your yard and house. Such a fun environment.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha.. I had other literary quotes but when I decided to go with all song titles, this was the only one I couldn’t find a replacement for. I also have two that aren’t questions, but I decided that wasn’t too great an infringement on the rules.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’m not on flicker so couldn’t comment, Andrea. I was very impressed with your junk drawer…which is what came up when I clicked on your name. Is that what you meant for me to see?



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