Thursday, 23 April 2015

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015: U IS FOR UNFORGETABLE:

 WELCOME TO THE 21ST LETTER OF
THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015:
AS USUAL I WILL CHOOSE A SONG TITLE
THEN WRITE MY OWN POEM:

U
is for
UNFORGETTABLE
RECORDED BY 
NAT KING COLE:
My unforgettable evening
That I do recall.
Concerns a tambourine,
And the song "Home To Donegal".
 
A friend and myself went to a show
At Enniskillen N. Ireland.
Mick Flavin was the singer,
Along with his wonderful band.
 
Before the show commenced,
Mick shouted from the wings.
"Yvonne have you your tambourine?"
Then proceeded to sing.
 
About six songs into his act,
To the audience he addressed.
I have two ladies here in the front row
With tambourines are totally obsessed.
 
Without further ado,
He ushered us on stage.
One of us stood each side of him,
Me! feeling like a monkey in a cage.
 
Then the music started,
My dreams of stardom gone I recall.
As the intro began to play
"Home To Donegal".
 
It's a very slow song,
Not one suitable for a tambourine.
The band was in fits of laughter,
At this unforgettable scene.
 
I wished there were a trap door
To whisk me from the stage.
Or better still I'd rather be
That monkey in a cage.
 
To think The Lord Mayor of Enniskillen
Attended the show that night.
I wonder what he thought,
Did we give him a fright or delight?
 
We did lighten up the audience though,
Me, looking dignified and serene.
No fame or fourtune for us came our way
That night by playing our tambourines.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis

28 comments:

  1. Aw, but it sounded like a happy experience just the same!!
    I don't know why I knew you'd pick this song. Love it!!!

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    1. I picked this song because it was an unforgettable night.
      Thanks for your comment.
      Yvonne.

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  2. That is so totally awesome!!! Wow, what an opportunity.

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    1. Awesome alright, made a compleste fool of myself.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Hi human, Yvonne,

    The tambourine and the stuff of a dream. Good for you for getting on stage. Something tells me you were quite the rage.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :)

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    1. Thanks Penny for your comment, hope Gary is OK.
      Yvonne.

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  4. That looks like it was an interesting night! Monkey in the cage... that's exactly how I would feel too. :D

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  5. I made a complete fool of myself but all good fun.
    Thanks for comment.
    Yvonne.

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  6. Good night, great post... things are memorable. thank you for sharing...

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. Thanks Jeremy, for great comment.
      Have a good week-end.
      Yvonne.

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  7. Sounded like fun, even if all came undone haha

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    1. All in good fun, but boy didn't I look a fool.
      Thanks for the cpomment Pat.
      Yvonne.

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  8. That is awesome! What an experience! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I made a complete fool out of my self.
      Thanks for the comment.

      Yvonne.

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  9. This is another song that will be around on the radio a hundred years from now.

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  10. OOO HOOOO....my favorite Nat King Cole song...and your poem was I also love Home to Donegal. Your poem was so good....have a great day!

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    1. Many thanks for your comment and support, Much appreciated.
      Yvonne.,

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  11. That definitely sounded like an unforgettable moment!

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    1. Believe me Sherry it was and is unforgettable.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Yvonne.

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  12. That had to have been quite a night of fun and music. I'm just impressed that you had your tambourine, but then you got up and played, too! Wonderful.

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    1. We did have fun at our owm expense that night, but great to look back on.
      Thanks for your lovely comment.
      Yvonne.

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  13. How funny! Sounds like a you still managed to have a good time. Impromptu and extemporaneous can be lots of fun. Great song choice! Hope you have recovered!!! :)

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    1. I think I have recovered from that Gregg as that happened in 2002.
      Thanks for your great comment.
      Yvonne.

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  14. That must have been quite a night. Wish I had been there to see you and your tambourines.

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    1. I think you would have hid under your sead had you been there Beverly.
      Thanks for your comment and continued support.
      Yvonne.

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  15. I think I would have said, hey Mick, my tamborine doesn't want to play with you. How about a fast one. Might wake it up. lol! Been nice if they let you in on the 'fun' beforehand.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  16. Thanks Sia for cally by with such a good comment.
    Yvonne.

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