Strangled in the Night (poem)

Sung to “Strangers in the Night”


Strangled in the night

By some intruder

Plung’ed with a knife

What could be ruder

To have my life end

By one I never knew


Something in his hand

Was sharp and scary

Couldn’t see his eyes

He was too hairy

Something in my mind

Told me that I was through


Strangled in the night

I was so frightened to be

Strangled in the night

He had a hold of me

And suddenly let go

Little did he know

Karate was my favorite pastime

He got his and finally I’m


Free to roam the streets

To go out walking

Look around and see

That he’s not stalking

No more thoughts of be’ng

Strangled in the night




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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

If that's not a parody then I don't know what one is. Good to have you back, Martin!

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Oh ouch! Martin this is cleverly done!

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Hi Mh ... welcome back! What a return here : )


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

Positively delightful! I hummed as I read.....when I wasn't chuckling.

Voted Up+


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Hi Martin - this is so much fun, just delightful. Made me laugh out loud. Welcome back, missed your work. Hope you are well...Cheers Maj

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Georgie Lowery 2 years ago from Slaton, Texas USA

Hey Martin! This = Awesome! Glad to see you back! :)

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cam8510 2 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

Martin, delightful. Well, as delightful as being strangled in the night can be, I suppose. Nice to see you, Martin.

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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Wow! It has been awhile and a great come back indeed with a lovely poem.

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

very good very well done :)

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

This is great fun. Gave me a good laugh on this Friday morning. Haven't seen you for a while and it's good that you're back.

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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Very clever. Glad to see you back, Martin!

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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Hi Mhatter i really hope this is just a fictitious poem and that you were never strangled :). I see your Karate came in very handy lol

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DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Oh, it is great to see you back, Martin.

Wonderful satire. You have not lost your edge.


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Prof Liway 2 years ago from Bulacan, Philippines

I love listening to Frank Sinatra's songs and I am more interested in reading your works...thanks Martin

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shara63 2 years ago from Delhi

Wonderful way of promoting Karate for self help...Welcome back, and i luv the way you came back ...with a Bang !

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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Welcome back, Martin! Double thumbs up!

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Well done Martin...a great parody. Good to see you back at HP, though I've seen your work regularly on Google+.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Martin it's a delight to see you hear strangled or not. lol This is a great comeback and Frank to boot. Applause all the way round.

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