I'm not quite sure why we haven't joined Sam's Poetry Corner before, especially as we enjoy trying to compose silly poems. But be that as it may, we've heard it said, there's never a better time to start than the present! So here we go, joining Angel Sammy, bro-fur Teddy and lovely Mom Pam and all their friends over at TWO SPOILED CATS ... for Sam's Poetry Corner on Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.
April 15, 2021
THE SATURDAY MATINEE
10 cents for candy.
5 cents pack o' smokes.
You could ruin your teeth, how dandy.
Or be the noisy coughing kind of folks.
Back then it was still much cheaper to puff,
if you were just careless or stupid enough.*
*no Surgeon General's Warning Then!
Up-down the rows those pretty girls go,
shouting "buy now, buy now 'fore the matinee show."
Only 10 cents, only 5 cents!
"You really must try",
called out pretty girls, walking aisles, passing by.
Then a very rude lady -- a huge hat on her head!
[She being that one at the picture show
we've all come to dread!]
Well, she plopped herself down, smack in front of me,
she's wearing that hat of all hats, as big as big can be!
So ~ here! Over here, Candy Girl!
I'll buy your treats ~ as this movie I'll not see!
Well, it doesn't matter that much anyway. Mom watches movies on Netflix and tries hard not to snack ~ me, I just curl up and fall asleep soon after the opening credits. She's thankful for movie time, I'm thankful for nap time. We're both happy.