General Poetry posted October 24, 2017

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A blast from the past

Soda Fountains & Sock Hops

by IndigoLady

Going to the corner Soda Fountain
Out front the Greasers hangin'
J.D.'s with D.A.s, real gone man
Gotta be cool walkin' by em'

Rolled up "T" sleeves holds their cigs
Chain smokin' weeds, hiding from pigs
Finger snappin' harmonizin', ya dig
Leather clad rebels, thinkin' they're big

Sock Hop comin', I need a date
When a Greaser asks, I hesitate
Passion Pit Skags, their usual mate
Hot Rods & Wheelies & stayin' out late

Wild side temptin', too timid to dare
I say yes to the drag, a nowhere square
Him tryin' for cool with Pompadour hair
Driving his Dad's Woodie to get us there

My date's attire, a Shark Skin suit
On me, a Poodle Skirt and Saddle Shoes are cute
A cardigan sweater and neckerchief to boot
Outta sight threads is how we spend our loot

Rockin' & Rollin' doing the Bop at the Hop
Having fun with a boy. not the pick of the crop
Academically inclined, he doesn't take shop
In his class rank, he's all the way at the top

In walks my rejected greaser, radioactive for sure
Tried to take me away from the boy who's no bore
Cruisin' for a Bruising' I shot him down once more
My square cat offering a Knuckle Sandwich du jour

Homeward bound detour, making out in the dark
Submarine race watching, our excuse to park
This boy was no spaz in his suit of a shark
Surprisingly his kiss ignited love's spark

My Virgin Pin rusted, my tardiness showing
A shot gun wedding, the bride wasn't glowing
My square cat spends weekends raking and mowing
And I spent my days wiping noses that are blowing.

The moral to my story, good boys or bad
You end up preggies, having been had
They both want the same thing, to get you unclad
Their punishment is not being a college grad!

Poetry of 1950's Slang & References writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem using 1950's slang and references to customs and mores of the 1950's such as D.A. Haircuts. This can be humorous or serious on any topic you choose.

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