Monday, December 23, 2013

L'Homme Au Gant

                                                [1977 Kate Painting of Geo.]
[1975 Geo. Poem about Kate]
So I told her, "Kate, whenever you see me today
Please just smile and say 'It's all right.'"
So I stepped off the el and looked round
For a circus, laid my face to the colors
And grabbed the trapeze as it swung by.

The crowd was disappointed.
I'd let them down --half up the
Ladder, I could go no higher.
"Listen folks, I can't do the
Triple flip into the flying forest
Fire because I got a train to catch!"

Then WHAM! 
Halfway down the ladder, skinny
Me in sequined tights, caught
Punched my ticket and said,
"They're applauding the guy who
Threw it, but it's all right. 


  1. Wow, Geo. Just wow. I have no clue what this is about, but I have a head full of noisy, brightly-coloured images, so you did it right :) HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Indigo

  2. Some times we just need a smile and some one to say that it is all right.
    Going halfway is not letting down, it is making an attempt. It is a proof that you gave it a try.
    I hope that all is well, you know taking every thing into consideration.
    I hope that happiness comes your way and brightens up things. Happy Holidays..

  3. I don't know what is a better feat - - throwing a train or catching it (I think catching it takes more skill). Amusing poem and a really neat portrait of you!

  4. This is funny!
    They're applauding the guy who threw it...
    I don't suppose we'll ever know how the circus and the train station? or was it seem to be the same thing...and how can forest fires fly?
    I'm just gonna go with it... :) LOL

  5. I think I may have to read this more than once ...

    Thank you for sharing Kate's painting.

  6. Quirky and funny! Smiled all the way! Happy New Year..........

  7. Kind Helena, and to all: The Happiest Of New Years!


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