Bath or No Bath: Compilation 08/28/2022

I’m on the straight and narrow as I follow down this path
Heading to the vet right now to give my dog a bath
This always is a challenge since my doggie growls lots
But if I fail to do this chore his skin will get hot spots
I wish the place was vacant like at night when no ones there
I breathe a sigh of relief and try to fix my hair
The fact I try concealing is slapstick to some folks
But building up a facade is like mountains with no slopes
I vicariously will cover regrets with a mock cape
Even though my ideas do not have a certain shape
I ask to use the toilet to erase my sweaty pits
Happy that they use a vent, while doggie waits and sits
This all sounds like a comedy with a genius who is stuck
I wish my body held its heat I really have no luck
But without obstructing further we head to the front door
Until I hear the barking, doggie’s sniffing at the floor
There is a tiny item hiding firmly by the wall
Is that a mouse or hamster? I think it is a vole
I tell doggie to leave it, they deserve the chance to live
After this I head back home, doggie’s bath I did not give.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Place – Vet
Emotion – Vicarious
Adjective – Vacant
Verb – Vent
My animal – Vole

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host of this musical masterpiece! This week the theme is Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites.

I picked this song because it is one of my favorite movies…I love the dancing!

 “Do You Love Me” – The Contours – Not a classic rock track, you say? Pshaw, we reply. This Motown act had failed to score with their initial singles, when luck intervened. Label founder Berry Gordy Jr. wrote the song and reluctantly gave it to them to record in 1962. The result was a #3 pop and #1 R&B smash. Years later, the song was featured in the 1987 surprise hit film, Dirty Dancing. Though not on the original soundtrack, RCA capitalized on the fever for anything related to the film and issued a companion album, More Dirty Dancing, in 1988. “Do You Love Me” was released as a single and reached #11, thus making The Contours sort of “one-hit-twice wonders.” Bonus points: A cover by British Invasion band the Dave Clark Five scored a #11 hit in 1964.

The Dancing Capuchin

Larry shares his story of a dancing monkey


‘I just remembered the word ‘Capuchin’, Henry said.

‘Capuchins were our teachers in grade school, and they are also a kind of monkey,’ Peter said. ‘Capuccino is also such a very fine coffee. Which are you referring to?

‘It’s the monkey,’ Henry pointed out. ‘Are they in the habit of dancing.?’

‘That’s Margaret’s pet,’ Peter said. ‘It always dances when she plays ‘Saturday Night Fever”s soundtrack.

‘I’ve never liked that album or movie,’ Henry said.

‘Be happy you never married Margaret,’ Peter said.

For a while they hung around happily admiring the monkey.

‘That cat knows how to bust a move,’ Peter said.

‘She gave it lessons,’ Henry said. ‘She’s a bit on the strange side be she’s a good friend.’

Thy went on watching the monkey, having a good time.

132 words

View original post