Sunday, November 20, 2011

He's the Best (Strophe form)

From the Ukraine or Korea to Cajun Country
he takes on their accents unconsciously;
my husband globally communicates.
His coworkers and friends delight in the fun
to hear him speak in native tongue
like a movie star, he punctuates.
Once on a Polish ship, speaking like they do
a Coon-Ass called on the phone, too.
He ping-ponged back and forth in hot debate
from one slang to the other with such ease
others begged for tips from their knees
while he said, “Hurry up we can’t be late,
my family needs me now, let’s go.
They’re number one on priority’s row.”
Yes, one of many reasons why my husband is just great.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: With Real Toads (Strophe form) & PAD

9 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

He must be a pretty smart guy, too, to pick up languages easily!

jane hoover said...

I like this one - several levels going on

Fireblossom said...

sings: Let's hear it for the boy la la la

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow. Want to trade? Mine's an antique, might be worth something at auction. LOL
Nicely done, Laurie, very nicely done.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Heaven said...

A gift indeed - such a treasure.

Thanks for the lovely form ~

The Unknowngnome said...

I like the "K" and "C" sound play.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I can see you had a lot of fun with this form..

vivienne blake said...

Brilliant strophes, brilliant husband. How important language and the ability to communicate are for peace in the world.

Brian Miller said...

very cool...to be fluent in many languages would be quite the skill and def come in hand...cool him...