Romance Noir

I've always been a bit of a lady's man!

But it was time I settled down!

I met her innocently enough on a bicycle ride.

Something about her caught my eye.

I couldn't put my finger on it at first!

I would find my self gazing at her quite often!

She was very athletic and captain of her bowling team.

She was a Yoga instructor and taught stretch exercises in her spare time!

She was very concerned with diet and her weight!

She was very handy around the house and office!

She was often called upon to do various chores!

She loved animals!

She even loved to fish!

She loved the outdoors and hats!

She loved trying on hats!

She just loved hats!

She used to tickle me so!

She seemed a bit clumsy!

She was always having some wild adventure!

She had the cutest surprised look when I would catch her measuring her thighs.

She could be charming just putting out the cat!

I miss the way she brushed her hair!

I miss the way she took a bath!

Sometimes I would help her with some of the "hard to reach spots"!

She loved the Ferris Wheel and rode one every chance she got!

We had fun just hanging out!

She didn't cook. She said she preferred raw, fresh food! Fruit!

I was concerned that she ate too much cotton candy.

Her's was mostly a liquid diet. She often made "special smoothies".

She was always urging me to eat bananas!

She was a great dancer! She would try new partners all the time!

As women are often defined, she was a natural beauty.

She had a natural heaven sent scent!

She remained the same "shy little girl" as when we met!

She was fragile, with a child-like innocence.

Although- I believe she saw some action in the Navy!

She was always supporting our troops.

I never knew a more patriotic woman!

All of a sudden I was the luckiest man in the world!

She would have an occasional "aperitif", she would call it.

She liked a little Absinthe in my absence.

She developed a taste for Cognac.

I could see she was developing a drinking habit.

Nothing I said did any good!

I began to worry!

She drank anything!

And everything!

She refused to see the obvious!

She started hanging out with new friends.

She took an interest in the theater. She made new friends there.

I wasn't sure these were the friends she needed.

They seemed to be encouraging her to drink more.

She was spending more and more on booze and hats!

Her drinking and hats were becoming bazaar!

Doubt was eroding our love. I could no longer trust her!

I was being replaced by a bottle!

I began to wonder if size really did matter to her!

She was spending more and more time with her "girlfriends".

I felt that we were growing apart!

I had little in common with her "girl-friends"!

It was obvious that I could no longer please her!

I became green from jealousy! Or it may have been some bad pot!

I began to see her in a different light!

I followed her around!

She wasn't a health nut after all! Just a nut!

She hated animals!

She would get drunk and do crazy things with large birds!

She did horse around with this fellow though!

Finally- I had to turn -and walk away!

But it was hard being in the same town!

I hid out in Europe for a while. But the memory was too fresh!

I tried to drown my sorrows in the tides of Hawaii!

I even tried Cuba!

The woman I couldn't please was always on my mind!

All women seem to have a vacant vacuousness about them for me now!

But even here in Bali there seems to be a reminder of her everywhere!

I hear that she has moved on.

But even now I miss her, and wonder where she is!

~By Micky Dee~

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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

WONDERFUL !!! I loved the pics !!! I'm bookmarking it !!! ;)

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Aw! You're just sayin' that!

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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

I think this is supposed to be humerous, but then one never knows. (:v

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Valerie! Well- I'm definitely laughing now. It's the truth for somebody. It's fun with retro posters. But there's a little truth to be squeezed out of here. Like- if you use substances enough or what-have you- you might have to take that show on the road. You know how the road is- potholes, construction, delays, ...It's another look at a man who was a bad judge of character, butt, he seemed to be looking at the wrong end.

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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Really ??

Bookmarked hubs


Romance Noir by Micky Dee

Don't call me a liar ! OK ? LMAO !! ;)

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You are so kind! I love these old posters. Somebody really believed in the "falling panties" theme! I do remember that when I was in the first grade I was wearing a pair of western type pants that I inherited from my cousin. I didn't have a belt and when I ran my pants unbuttoned and fell down. I think I'm the only person in that first grade that remembers that! That moment is very vivid today!

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I love the posters and the way you have strung together with a funny narrative. Almost had me sorry for you, you old rogue!

Love and peace


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

These are the cutest pictures, and i was feeling sorry for you, i thought it was your way of telling a true life event in your life. Hummm I liked the green from jealousy. You, without a doubt, are a master of disguise, that,s what makes your hubs so good.

cheers and God,s Speed

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

What a convincing way to tell a story! Loved the posters and the rest. Great hub, Micky

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nomoretrucks 6 years ago from scotland

MD- these ladies of yours looked like a past sweetheart i knew. I loved her, even after too many trips to the pantry, even when her weight doubled. She was illiterate though because she proudly showed me her self made tatoo on her right arm which read 'Hells Angles' I loved her even when her smile resembled the keys of a piano- one black, one white etc. I only left her because her hub cap collection grew out of hand together with her weight lifting. But these pictures will always take me back to that brief summer years ago when she looked as beautiful as the ladies on this hub. Sigh!!

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

This is awesome, Micky! You should have known darkness lay ahead when she bought those hats. Hats are a harbinger of a terrible destiny! :)

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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

So glad I stopped to see your hub, it is great and so are you...I am so sorry you ran so far, but one day you can come back home, she has let herself run down, so the hold on you will not be strong. Also, Micky Dee, I had accident in 2003, I hurt my spine and haven't left the house, because of you I purchased a bike, I going to put a basket on it for my dog, and then I can take it slow to ride about, and for several years now I haven't left the house I am sure this will change my life. Love you Micky Dee and all your awesome hubs. thumbs up

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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

Life is a journey so you cannot hide from your past that is why i smiled when i came across this phrase...

I hid out in Europe for a while. But the memory was too fresh!

Awesome,funny and educative...

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

So sweet (you remember her) and a history of a woman's transformation, and the love that is there once, and the expectation, plus the changes in her.

Suddenly at times, we couldn't see others at the way we see them before, and I believe she really changed, hehe.

It is part of an everchanging part of us, the only permanent changes are the changes.

I like the images that goes with the story, well put and lots of work,

Thumbs up, beautiful hub, like me, hehe, Maita

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Wow! I've been gone all day on a death march bike ride. I rode 120 miles but it felt like 121 miles! I have 29 emails mostly hubbers! Thanks folks!

Yo yo Tony. It was hard living in the same town- know what I mean?

Always Exploring! You know I get green and look just like that when I read some of your hubs!

Hey there Petra! I'm glad you had a good time. You're one of my favorite Americans!

Nomoretrucks! You are one fine mess. That's why I love every hub you create. You know love now! "Her smile looked like the keys of a piano"- In deed! Great job! Thanks for the smile!

Lorlie!!! Those hats drove me crazy! They aren't very afro-dynamic either!

Darlene I am so sorry about your back. I've been hit by two cars and a pick-up truck. I rode 120 miles today and kept up pretty well with the big boys but I'm in pain. My rides are spent managing pain. I speak of pain and people are thinking it's my legs. Well it's pain from my back going through the hip and leg. I have neck and back issues. My shoulder will get a cortisone shot soon I hope. I do sympathize and know some of what you are experiencing. After this ride I drove for an hour before I took my riding gloves off. I know Dear! You be safe with your pup!

Rossi my brother! I hid out but her memory was still etched!

Maita- Pretty! Just like you my Dear! Thank you sweetie!

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chasingcars 6 years ago

Love your retro posters; funny post. 120 miles? I thought I was an exercise nut.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo chasingcars! I'm 60 years old. I have many problems with the skeleton. I love those retro posters too. I hope they can fix that underwear!

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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Micky, for a sensational poem, I really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I'm glad you had a good time Creativeone!

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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

mym my, Micky; your rides are becoming more painful with time.

I know what is on your mind,

It will not be easy

as them bones say to take it easy,

back of, slow down,

you do not look nice with that frown.

Micky, Micky, I see a transition

change that the winds bring in

made easy by your great disposition?

Life is exciting and you are charming

at times quite alarming

with that knack of disarming

keeping you smiling

while keeping others laughing, chuckling or giggling.

yes, a great disposition

to pass though a great transition. ~aloha~

PS: Did I say how much I loved this one, LOL and those panties, where ever did you find so many? I so love retro posters, these are out of this world. love yaz!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Sa'ge! You make my day! Great poem! Thank you Dear! That is so kind of you! Hey- I love yaz too!

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful, simple and all the pictures represent what you said. Vintage was also amazing and I found it through this hub. Good work, Micky. You are my inspiration. I never doubt about that.

Prasetio :-)

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Annie get your gun did it for me Micky - this has to be best ode to women going Micky the old grandeur right through. A lesson on respect and perception too.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Prasetio! You're the master with your beautiful hubs though!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Billy! You're - this "is" a lesson on respect and perception! Good eye!

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2uesday 6 years ago

Hi Micky - They do n't make elastic like they use to - thank goodness.

The postcards of a past era are fascinating and you have put them to good use here. It is clever how you combine the words with the images - lots of work to put this together. I saw you had a hub on the front HubPages landing page this week - well done. You made me smile reading this.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi 2usedday. The posters are really nice. I like the old bicycle posters the best of course. I didn't know about hubpages landing page? Thanks 2uesday! Be well!

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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

This is such a fun and engaging read--and such a nice way to tell an intimate story like so!

Thanks, Micky!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo lxxy! Fun with posters! Thank you Bud!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, loved the story told with the pictures, you are getting very poetic! great stuff, cheers nell

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Storytellersrus!

HI Nell! I'm glad you had a good time! Thank you Dear!

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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Great presentation! And where you got all that pics? they are wonderful! Great job!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Aren't those funny pictures! They're old but they have the same theme in advertising today.

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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Hahaha Such an accurate portrayal of someone I knew too.. I wonder???

Thanks for sharing MD... a ripper!

Your bird and I raise you 2 thumbs up and a ticket to the 'course on not to worry about the size mate.' by Rocke N. Horse.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

She's around Pearldiver! Look out!

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