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  Ode to my Barber, the “Barbarous” Jackie Barbarella.
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, November 28, 2009
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(or “A witty Little Ditty for Pretty Little Jackie”)


(Could also be called a September Song)


 

 

You asked for a poem

And a poem is fine

When it sings of love

Oh, Jackie of mine.

 

Mine, that is to say,

For snipping my hair;

Life to an Oldie

Is pretty unfair.

 

Whilst your “Little Detective”

Fondly detects

Delights of your body

Without defects,

 

All I can do when

You flit through my hair,

Mutter to myself:

“Life’s bloody unfair!”

 

So this little poem

Will not sing of love

That flies to the heart

Like white turtle-dove,

 

With melodies sung,

Never yet heard;

For love – my dear Jackie –

Is a four letter word.

 

When sighed between sheets,

Or sung in love-song,

That four letter word

Really sounds wrong.

 

So, if this wasn’t a poem

And wasn’t from me

A message of love

It truly could be,

 

Direct to the Soul

And not for the ear:

“Be happy and loved

Jackie my Dear.”                        

 

© P. J. Oszmann (September 1988)

© Illustration created in Photoshop (2008)

 

 

Footnote:

Jackie – a “drop dead gorgeous” young woman - was a visiting hairdresser, who came regularly to attend to my wife’s hair and – whilst with us - she also cut mine.

She was a true romantic; head firmly in the clouds. One day whilst cutting my hair she sighed, saying how she always wished and dreamt about someone writing a love poem to her. I could not resist, I offered. She – on the other hand and despite my gallant effort – could resist and never did…

The “Little Detective” referred to in the third stanza was a young CID officer in the Metropolitan Police, who was Jackie’s sweetheart. I believe they eventually married, after which Jackie gave up hairdressing and I – finally - gave up offering to write “love poems” to younger women.

I found the original recently amongst my junk.


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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/29/2009
An amusing poem to read.I enjoy it,take care
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/28/2009
A sweetly delightful write, Peter. I can relate. I have written and continue to write more than an occasional poem about such as your Jackie. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/28/2009
Don't know why you gave up writing love poems to younger women, unless it was because you were married, honoring your wedding vows - I would have loved to be the recipient of one of them. =] Precious, my dear Peter. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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