Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Family Affair

I woke up at 2:00 a.m.
with The Graduate on T.V.,
I watched it for the umpteenth time.
Anne Bancroft stirred memories
of every young man’s dreams,
Benjamin rescued Katharine Ross
from a life of becoming her mother, and
Simon and Garfunkel blended
spices in a minor key.
Riding off on the back seat of a bus,
all smiles and laughing,
life was young,
and fresh,
and free,
but mom would always be the first.

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

12 comments:

Aurora said...

No wonder you're so crabby today.

polona said...

oh, wow... long time since i last watched that movie.
thanks for the reminder (with a punch last line as always)!

Poetry by Kai said...

hey....pat......how are u?......
i am fine......ur very welcome...
stop by & check out my blog if u have time...

later alligator

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks for the walk back down memory lane, Pat. You made me remember how that time felt - remarkable.

its_baxter said...

i enjoy how your writings always tell your stories. its like Pat's Story of the Day :)

floots said...

what a movie
what times
(what larks pip)
thank you

Poetry by Kai said...

hey thanks....:)

Dunzo said...

I had a date Sunday with a woman 12 years my senior. I left feeling like I need to start dating girls again before I have no choice but women like the one I saw Sunday. It was a wake up call.

My boss reminded me that his wife is still fun and she's more than 12 years my senior so I guess there's hope eternal!

Thanks for the comment!!!

pepektheassassin said...

Hey, Pat--does the "all rights reserved" at the bottom of your poems act like a copywrite? I have wondered about all the thousands of poems floating around on various blogs (mine included): are we just assuming we are all honest folks here? Or wot?

Pat Paulk said...

Was not!!

Thanks Polona, I could've picked a better time to watch it.

Thanks Kai, I did!!

Thanks Russell!!

Ruthanne, thank you!!

Floots, glad to stir up some old memories!

Dunzo, good luck with the dating!!

Pepek, it's my understanding it does.

Sharmagne Leland-St. John said...

WOW! My late husband designed that movie! So I ahve a soft spot in my heart for it.

Do you remember the hotel room scene? "Mrs. Robinson, I believe you're trying to seduce me!"

Just before they shot that scene Richard called Mike NIchols over and pointed out that since Mrs. Robinson spent her life tanning by the pool, she would have strap marks on her shoulders.

Mike called the make up girls to put strap marks on Annie's shoulders.

Dick was great at detail as you are in your poetry.

Pat Paulk said...

Sharmagne, I noticed the stripes and thought today, they wouldn't be there!! How coincidental!!
Thank you for your kind comments!!