Gloria paused … temporarily

“Oh my God!”
Gloria screamed

(screaming was
her mode of
tonight and quite
possibly even
when sober)

“A two-beer
break – how long’s
that gonna take –
two hours?”

But two beers
in that claustro-
stifling club
heated by electric
Chuck Berry riffs
took less,
much less

Then the band was back
and Gloria was back
and I was again thinking
protection from Gloria’s
flailing arms and voice

– James Steerforth ( © 2010 )

Written for One Single Impression and Pause. An accurate albeit incomplete account of last night’s Chuck Berry Tribute Gig at the Kiste jazz club in Stuttgart.

About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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12 Responses to Gloria paused … temporarily

  1. Ramesh Sood says:

    This is perhaps the first post that I am reading on your page.. enjoyed the incomplete accurate account.. well done.. I lived the ending particularly the line.. Gloria was back..

  2. Ramesh Sood says:

    Instead of ‘Lived’ it should be ‘loved the ending’ in my changes the meaning..

  3. Teresa says:

    This so reminds me of my days tending bar. It certainly does require something to buffer against the loud and obnoxious.

    Thanks for visiting mine.

  4. I liked how you did this….


  5. Harshad says:

    Yes, we all need a pause from time to time.

    So well put that in poem.

  6. Reflections says:

    Moments of yesteryear, youth, explorations…. Nice take.

  7. Thank you all for visiting, reading and commenting!

  8. ms pie says:

    chuck berry…..?? chuck berry heaven…!! and gloria… well shoot, whose gloria… ?? caesura

  9. Amity says:

    I was carried away by Gloria’s screaming spree… 🙂

    Beer? the culprit?

    I love your take on this prompt… 🙂

  10. Hi James. That was a lovely piece of poetry.

  11. April Belle says:

    I’ve known a Gloria who was very similar to this piece. LOL. I wonder if that comes with the name? 🙂 Very much enjoyed this – the wild glee, the building sense of dread.

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