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NOTE:  2020 10 17  08H20 EST  Fond Memories - of you...

Fond Memories


referenced songs:


- Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) by Tex Williams (1947)

- They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!  by Napoleon XIV (1966)



Remember when you used to tease me?

How you'd mimic smoking a cigarette,

Start bopping your shoulders, and sing

That little catchy tune by Tex Williams :


"Smoke smoke smoke that cigarette
Puff puff puff
And if you smoke yourself to death
Tell St Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait
But you just gotta have another cigarette"


Very exaggeratedly, you'd puff,

And purse your lips, blowing imaginary

Smoke, while giving me the biggest smile

With the brightest twinkle in your eye.


Then, there were those other times

When joking about the craziness

Was our only refuge, and you'd theatrically

Render this odd one by Napoleon XIV :


"And, they're coming to take me away ha-ha

They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha ha
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those nice young men
In their clean white coats
And they're coming to take me away ha ha"


To this day, I hear the bars of

Those songs in specific contexts,

And I see your silly self goofing off.

Remember how we used to laugh?


I do...

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Written on 2020-10-17 at 14:36

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Very beautiful and nostalgic. I like these sentiments in a poem. :)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Those were good days. It's hard to pinpoint exactly when they ended and very sad to realize that they'll never be retrieved.

AFRODITE STATHI The PoetBay support member heart!
Full of icons and good smiling memories.Good work!!!Make me wanna have memories like these.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Wonderful intimate memories of sharing crazy things. You’ve rekindled those in me of past loves as well. Thank you!

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
I remember—those songs, those feelings : )