Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sweet By And By

Ain't you sweet as a sugar dumplin'
with your boots beneath the pew,
sittin' pretty as a picture with your wife?
When the choir sings "hallelujah!"
all the ladies look at you -
come hither looks deep in their Baptist eyes.

The first button that you got undone
you said I was the only one.
The second had us running off together.
By the time my garters hit the floor,
you swore you wouldn't be cattin' no more
and you and me was gonna last forever.

Now, ain't you sweet as a sugar dumplin'
kneelin' at the pew and
beggin' for forgiveness from your wife?
She's gonna make a fetchin' widow
when all us ladies get to you
and send you to that sweet by and by.

For Open Link Night at dVerse

39 comments:

Bar None Publishing Group said...

Hilarious! Wasn't expecting the last verse and I love the line about Baptist eyes.

clsostarich said...

Ha! I hope they get him good! :) Very good poem, thank you!

Claudia said...

oh my...we got a saying...revenge is sweet...as a sugar dumplin'...ha...nicely penned mz..

darkangelwrites said...

Guess that'll be the last button he ever touches. :)

waysidewordgarden said...

wow, that sugar dumplin' has some trouble comin'. Great poem.

Brendan said...

Nothing like falling Baptist sex, angels and demons mating mid-air. You and Coal Black oughtta form a jug blues band. - Brendan

somewhereamelody said...

Fantastic! Love the "Baptist eyes",the lyricism and those pungent last lines!

coalblack said...

oh i bet that ole tomcat hasn't used up all nine lives yet, plus he has a way of making ladies want to forgive him. and his wife? she ain't been seein the choir director privately every thursday afternoon for singin lessons.

Fireblossom said...

Oh really? When he sees trash, he puts it in a garbage can, and you ain't woman enough to take my man!

--Loretta

Arron Shilling said...

You sure is sweet!

Loved it mama

Happy Halloween

ayala said...

Mama Zen, this is good :)

hedgewitch said...

Still laffin at FB's Loretta Lynn quote. I've met that sweet boy a time or two, yessir, I surely have. All hat and no cattle.

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha but I hear those buttons just pop off magically by themselves

Brian Miller said...

sounds like someone dipped in the offering plate a few too many times...

Tara R. said...

Revenge is a powerful religion.

Fred said...

Love the language you chose for this piece, from title on down. I also really like how the piece transitions stanza to stanza, each line strengthening the picture your hand is drawing. Great little twist there at the end, which is so well drawn that after reading it, it doesn't appear a twist at all. Awesome job, thanks

Christine said...

nice, now I can't get that song out of my mind, or the images of garters hitting the floor, where's my fan?

junesanjuan said...

amazing lyricism...you pack a punch with this one with just 3 verses...there's a sting in my gut..I love that when I come across such powerful poems! :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a hoot! Love the images you create! And I did need a laugh this evening! Yep, where's my fan! Have a great evening, MZ!

Sylvia

Daydreamertoo said...

Your cheatin heart, will tell on you.
LOLOL
I guess he got his comeuppence good!
Lovely write, made me smile, thanks :)

jen revved said...

This is terrific-- I think we should declare open season on cheating men-- I've run in to my share, for sure and had it done to me as well. Some guys just can't keep it zipped up...xxxj

kamana said...

sounds like someone i work with! lol!

kez said...

Ohhh naughty ...have visions of ladies chasing him with pots ...thanks for the smiles x

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Hate the game, not the players. LOL!

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Laurie Kolp said...

Love the voice in this.

Beachanny said...

Mama Zen - late to your party, but the comments here are fine and funny. I only know this bad boy from TV...I didn't frequent the Baptist church and for many years none at all but who could miss Jim & Tammy and Jimmy Swaggart. They got in heaps of trouble! Funny and well done!

Steve Isaak said...

LOL and great. Thanks for the humor (again), my friend. =)

mrs mediocrity said...

oh my... love the tone of this, sweet and spiteful all at the same time...

RMP said...

brilliant! absolutely brilliant! such a fun piece...I could hear her in my head...is it wrong to root for her?

Charles Elliott/Beautyseer said...

Ah! Things that go bump in the night, or at least during Afternoon Delight!

I do wonder in such situations, though -- if he is so successful with his seductions, has no one been truly pleasured? And must such intercourse always involve ownership, even when freely entered into by consenting adults? And, yes, doesn't the wife ALWAYS know?!?

Ravenblack said...

Made me laugh out loud. The story, the tone of telling it. Hilarious!

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me said...

Oh my gosh, this is so funny:

"She's gonna make a fetchin' widow
when all us ladies get to you
and send you to that sweet by and by"

Margaret said...

You just keep bringing on the most awesome poetry! This has spunk, humor, and great story tellin'. I can see this so well in my mind! Just AWESOME!

Shashi said...

Very interesting... enjoyed the underlying sarcasm within...

Shashi
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pervagus said...

Ouchymama! Them is feisty talk. Loved it! :-)

Heaven said...

enjoyed the tale MZ..ha..ha..

willofheart said...

Oh my! you bring it brilliant...definitely amazing...