A Right Pickle – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Pickle – RDP Sunday

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A Right Pickle

Unlike the rest of the flesh show,
she was interesting
so I decided to strike a conversation,
of course,
but as I approached
the bartender scowled at her
and she ran off,
I followed
up the stairs
along the hall
where she ran into a room,
when I got there
she was out on the ledge
as I reached out to grab her
too late did I see her gun
and only then did I realise
I was in a right pickle.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

37 Comments

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37 responses to “A Right Pickle – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. lol – that is a right pickle.

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  2. 🙂 That’s great, a fun re-imagining. I think the guy will learn, she’s really a swell gal, an aspiring canary, who moonlights at the ritzy hotels, chasing pigeons off the window ledges.

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  3. Love the old pic and the story

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  4. Just like in movies, Paul.

    Like

  5. Oh my gosh! This is so entertaining – riveting and full of life. Thank you Paul. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  6. Thank you so much Sir for ‘A Right Pickle’ lovely poem.

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  7. I just fell in love with that phrase, “a right pickle”! I bet I haven’t heard it since my aunt died thirty years ago. Paul, thank you so much for that, and for the delightful poem.

    By the way, please take a look at what I came up with for a poetry prompt today — and thanks for the kind encouragement!

    https://cafephilos.blog/2019/03/31/the-cafe-philos-poetry-prompt-for-them-that-be-wild-things-march-31-2019/#more-10554

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  8. Well that was a great twist.

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  9. Oh my goodness, sounds like a bad day for the hero!

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  10. More adventure than he anticipated! Beautiful pic again. How do you find them!!

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  11. lync56

    This sounds like the beginning of another sequel

    >

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  12. nice fun one, great pic!

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  13. 👌🙏❤️

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  14. MNL

    uh oh! Love the story in a poem even ending in a cliffhanger. cool!

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