What Would Bukowski Do

Thinking of Princess Diana

Pomp and circumstance, hot air is just gas

Standing on ceremony, this too shall pass

Did the homeless man care, one kiss, no two

What do you think Bukowski would do

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Sweet, serene princess, no common lass

Does the prince ever say anything crass

Do the poor looking on celebrate too

What do you think Bukowski would do

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Half a mil to spend showing some brass

Competition reigns high the status of class

Nights on the street await royalty's debut

What do you think Bukowski would do

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A sea of humanity congregates en masse

Awaiting a fairytale they view from the grass

Clamoring throngs, they bring their own brew

What do you think Bukowski would do

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Mother holds the cards yet denies an impasse

Reality is blurry seen thru a magnifying glass

Off with their hats reveals the bald view

What do you think Bukowski would do

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Illusion dressed up in holiness of stained glass

Ironic abundance where the street holds the ass

Pulling a carriage separating ordinary from you

What do you think Bukowski would do

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Comments 76 comments

J T Kipp 5 years ago

Good one Amy.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey, bud. Lest anyone think otherwise, I wish the prince and princess well! Thanks for the comment. I'm looking forward to reading something authored by you, my friend.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Great poem, but I have to say I thought the wedding was great. I's not my money and the country seemed to love it.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yes, it was beautiful. I think the prince and princess are adorable. I wish them all the best.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Excellent, Amy. I'm with you...such a waste of time, money and energy.

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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks, Fay. Of course, I risk folks thinking it's sour grapes. Not at all. I think they are a lovely couple. The news coverage of minutae "all a gaga" is sickening though. I couldn't help myself as I resisted my gag reflex. I have no beef with the newly married couple. I wish them the best. I was remembering the turmoil that Princess Di lived with. I knew you'd get it, Fay.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The fairy tales of old are now reality. The charming prince and his Cinderella. The beautiful and beloved, but now dead princess, and the evil stepmother, Camillia.

But the whole royal English family is now a farce and an ongoing fairy tale, with all the evil and innocence of the original stories. Amazing stuff.

Nice work, Amy!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Will, as always from you, perfectly stated. Thank you for your regal, most eloquent commentary.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Yes, what else can they come up with that is so trivial so we don't start asking Real questions? Heaven forbid! "The event of the century" I guess all those people in Japan were inconsequential? Good hub.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, BobbiRant, you made my day. Yes, yes, yes, exactly. God, I'm glad you didn't "fluffer nut" me or think that I wish the bride and groom anything but the best. I think Diana would be so proud of her son, who has a heart as big as hers and his bride is lovely.

But, yes, "Heaven forbid"! The "gushing" reporters and their 'fairytale' tripe was more profound than anything else that happened yesterday. Japan has virtually disappeared from the news now. Out of sight, out of mind. However, the details of both dresses, the guests hats and even the tattoo on the back of the gorgeous neck of a celebrity guest, were fodder for such gaiety. God save me from my own despair.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..such a provocative thrilling mind you have my dear Amy - and that is the reason why it's always a pleasure to arrive here and find a 'new one' by you - and this piece is no exception - again, I find that your greatest literary assets as a writer is your sensitivity, heightened awareness, the best BS detector in the hub business and your effective ability to tell a great story with your very own inimitable language - in other words, my pride of St. Louis - hubbravo!!!!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I have the biggest grin on my face with being graced by your visit here, Epi, why you'd mistake me for the Cheshire cat! You always manage to make me feel so much better than I am. You truly own the biggest, most generous heart I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you, Colin.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I think what Bukowski would know

For the Royals it’s only a show

But when a big wedding they throw

We separate them from some of their dough


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

You're wonderful Amy. Thank you so much.

I'm not Bukowski. I'm not even "me" I suppose. I'll try to be honest. If I were truly me - I would have loved to attend the festival of glitz - if only to break wind upwind.

Very beautiful write Amy. Sorry for my honesty, "They" truly bring out the "best in me".


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Jolly good, mckbird. Now, it seems all I see are accolades about the work ethic of the Prince. We know he's a great guy with the same charitable mindset as his famous mum. The Royal family has spent most of their time doing damage control. They created a witchhunt with Diana to deflect from Charles. So, why now do we keep hearing about William's dedication and postponement of the honeymoon. How ridiculous that anyone would care when they honeymoonm much less anyone believing that he couldn't be spared from his position for a couple weeks. They've played smoke and mirrors for so long, it's ingrained. If it's a tactic to get the news media out of their space, right on!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Micky Dee, Oh, brother, honesty is the only way to fly. It's sad when it's a rarity, because then everything is suspect. Leave it to you to catch the wind of this one. Thank you for your hilarious honesty! You're one brilliant chap!


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

WWJD is the acronym of Christians for the question: "...what would Jesus do?". This is a fantastic juxtaposition. Bravo! So much for the praise, now the criticism.....just kidding!

Kate Middleton is a common lass. She is a commoner without "royal lineage". She is the first commoner to marry into the British Royal family in more than 300 years. Sorry, but I can't remember who that was but recall that I wasn't invited to that ceremony either.

Diana's influence upon William and Harry will continue to be felt and measured for decades. Kate is Cinderella.

Now, about the common Charles Bukowski, I can anticipate his antipathy toward the show and hope that I influenced your choice of Bukowski through my Bukowski Hub.

Hank would roll over in his grave and pop open a celebratory beer and fashion a sneer..." What's all the fuss Gus - don't need to discuss much? The paupered prince might get laid tonight - just cost the fool half of his kingdom! He could have had his pick of bulldogs for a tenspot. I hate feckin' gin and limeys"

I hope that you know that I mean no disrespect personally but offer the above comment in memory of the irreverent, Hank Bukowski! Amy this is a great poem and I enjoyed the read.


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TurtleDog 5 years ago

Great piece Amy. Nice esoteric quality to the poem also. Some people people might not know the poet (Charles aka "Hank") Bukowski. Your poem stands up well on its own whether you know the poet Bukowski or not. Fun message.

Bukowski was once asked what he'd tell students if he was teaching them how to write. He said something like, "I'd tell them to take the last five dollar they had and bet it at the track"

I think ol' Buk (RIP) would have gone to the track on Kate's day.

Great Stuff Amy!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Sligobay, of course you were the inspiration! You, more than Bukowski, actually, for without your piece I may have gone to my grave without knowing he existed. I certainly meant no disrespect for the most beautiful Kate. I greatly admire her supreme serenity and grace under the pressure she must feel. I also greatly admire Prince William, as he, like his mother, has a heart of gold. We are all born without the option of choice, for better or worse. I think the Prince and Princess have the power to change the negative impression of falseness that royalty has exhibited in the past. Bukowski operated from his own set of circumstances, and like him or not, he would have still been who he was. I admire that. Rich or poor, royalty or commoner, we all have the option to choose the truth or a fabrication and it's consequences. I, too, celebrate their love. It is a thing of beauty with or without the trappings. Thank you, Gerry, for commenting. I am honored.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

TurtleDog, thank you so much for visiting and your commentary. It was Bukowski's honesty that is impressive to me. I have no idea what he would do. His life was the opposite of royalty and his reality saw no purpose for donning a mask (or a hat) to conceal it. He was who he was and he wasn't looking for approval. He was the only one living in his skin. And, royalty, of course, has the same right. Since the media assumes the right to comment on every nuance, I took the liberty of doing the same. Though common, I exercise the same right to use my voice and since I am not trying to change anyone else's opinion, I appreciate your finding my message fun. Thank you for visiting, TurtleDog.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Bukowski would probably venture to us,

I do not understand all this F-word fuss.

Excellent poetical take on the entire scene, Amy. Rated Up.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, drbj, for your take on my take! For some strange reason, your pieces are not showing up on the daily message I get from hubpages. My great loss, but I'm going there now to see what I've unintentionally missed, my friend.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

I didn't watch the ceremony but, I must admit, I actually forgot about it. too much other stuff to do in the real world (mine) It's not that I am anti, it's just that I'm not interested; so much ado about nothing, really; when one considers the BIG PICTURE. I don't support the idea of royalty and/or all the trimmings, benefits, acknowledgments (for nothing done besides bloodline), etc...it perpetuates so many of the negatives about our human race..and; idolatry just isn't my thing. Beautiful and expensive ceremony..once in a lifetime event but, not with a whole lot of real meaning. I like this poem; I think it is kind in it's recognition of these thoughts.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Lucky Cats. You have such a kind and level concept of what's important in life. You said it perfectly. I hope you, Al and your beautiful bevy of lucky cats are all enjoying each other and every day. Thank you for taking the time to visit, Kathy, my friend.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Great observation Amy. As always your pithy words cut through class and pretentiousness. You have such a way with your words and pulling in Bukowski is a killer conceit.

As someone who did watch the Royal Wedding may I offer my viewpoint : For a nation that has suffered as much as others from the economic downturn, low morale, depressed outlook and general lack of motivation amazingly this was such a shot in the arm. The people took Kate & Will to their hearts, gathered in crowds, organised street parties and generally enjoyed the day as if it was their own family.

There was Romance in the air, much joy and wistfulness and an upsurge of national sentiment even among the cynical. I agree it was ostentatious and expensive- but what price can we put on turning a nations morale around.

The Royal Family may be a tax payers burden but as a commercial figurehead they delivered in spades- London along gained millions in tourism and commercial gains, there was worldwide media attention which will boost tourism and ultimately will help the nation's economy.

I couldn't help noticing in the news how New Yorkers were out in the streets celebrating as Obama announced the killing of Bin Laden - isn't life absurd when a wedding and a killing can have such as effect on a nation's morale!

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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Docmo. So true and eloquently stated. The two of them, Kate and William are pure magic all by themselves. I know you love the U.K. and I thought about keeping this one tucked beneath my hat, rather than offend anyone as fine as you. I knew, with your brilliant, deductive brainpower, you would see my intent was not personal malice toward the bride and groom nor the beautiful country you love. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. As always, your words matter.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Amy, you needn't have worried. Your intent is never to offend and plus won't we all be poorer intellectually if we cant see various view points and assimilate opinions.

Your talent surpasses all that!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It is my nature to abhor intentionally offending anyone. I think the harm that careless words inflict is underestimated. In the end, I weigh what I say because I think some communication is a lot of hot air yet carries the potential for hurt. Freedom carries responsibility. You are intellectually gifted, Docmo, and I know that's not just hot air. You understand the value in exchange of ideas and that is the reason that I knew that you, my U.K. friend, would not take offense, but would see the whole picture. And, your adopted country, the U.K., is blessed with a true gentleman of the highest degree. Royalty could take lessons from you, Mohan. I tip my hat to you. Thank you for your kindness.


Genna East 5 years ago

I can imagine what Bukowski would say, Lol. Delightful hub, Amy. Americans seem to be fascinated with England’s royal family, although we would never tolerate one in the US. Most Brits love their queen, although ever since Diana died, things have been a bit strained now and then. Things are tough in England right now, what with huge budget cuts and people losing their jobs. What seems to be the light at the end of the tunnel is that this new down-to-earth Prince and Princess want to do things differently. No servants? Hmmm…now that’s refreshing. It will be interesting to see what happens over time.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Genna, I miss you. I miss your magnificent writing. I hope life is treating you well.

Docmo left commentary that gave me something to think about in his observations about morale and the different world events that impact it; a royal wedding celebration in the UK and the celebrations here with the killing of Bin Laden.

I saw some coverage of Princess Kate pushing her own grocery cart to her car from the store. Since she was accompanied by body guards, it must be her intent to purposely demonstrate that although her royal status entails privilege, she is still "Kate". She is very endearing. Her qualities hold a lot of power for real change. I think Diana would be smiling and extremely happy in her son's choice of a wife. Diana, for all the criticism, raised a wonderful son.

I agree, Genna, it will be very interesting to see what time will tell.

Take good care of yourself, my friend, and thank you for your visit today. I miss you very much.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

What do I think Bukowski would do? Get drunk and screw!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

James, I think you've got it, young chap!


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Amy, I had no notice of this hub. It was definately my loss. Very insightful as always. The world is always looking away from the real issues, and embracing the fluff. Thank you for sharing this nugget of truth.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I've noticed some of the same issues with notifications at the hub, Augustine. I'm used to relying on the daily email, but I need to start going to "hubbers I follow" for the full list.

Thank you, A.A. for stopping by and your truth in commentary. I'm catching up on your Album Cover series, which I managed to miss. The one I've read is a trip into the outer limits! Completely full of fascinating facts I would never have known otherwise. Thank you


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Up and awesome Amy! I loved the thoughtful poem.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, RealHousewife. How are you in this summer-like weather? My Scottie is overdue for a haircut and he's not likin' it at all.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

They dont do they? I just took my malt poo in and they shaved him and he looks naked! Poor thing only weighs 7 pounds:)!!

I wish it would stop raining for a while! You know how it is here - tomorrow we might wake up to snow!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I know!!! My Scotsman can't even see through the carpet of hair he carries. Hey, not to change the subject, but isn't LaRussa in a bad way with shingles? I had that as a result of my autoimmune disease as a young person. Then, 10-years later, I had it a second time. It is agony. A man I used to work with got it facially near his one ear and lost his hearing permanently. I wonder if LaRussa just ignored it. Anti-virals, if given soon, are the magic bullet, as it is in the herpes family, simply a reactivation of chickenpox. Too bad he didn't take advantage of the vaccine to prevent it.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yes I wasn't sure what was going on with him - he just can't get a break can he? Sheesh! Yes shingles can lay dormant and pop up many times. Some people have really painful cases and others don't. It is when the virus lies deep in the nerve cells and tends to present under stressful times:( fact: shingles can appear anywhere on the body but usually are on the torso or back/chest area but again - they can pop up anywhere! They can cause blindness if in the eye also - something no one should let go!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I know. My two times with it started up high on my forehead and following the nerve pathway right down to the upper edge of my one eyelid. It pain was the worst I've endured. My mom had a friend that developed shingles and had the post-herpetic pain, as he was elderly and he committed suicide. He saw no end to the pain. Blindness is definitely a possibility. The man I told you about permanently lost his hearing in the affected ear. And, I disagree with the doctors about contagiousness. I was exposed to a little girl whose mom brought her into the chiropractor's office I worked in. The man at the workplace caught it from a woman that didn't stay home at work along with another man in the same office. Don't tell me there is no worry about spreading it. I've seen too many cases that were obviously "caught".


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yeah Amy I've heard you can tranmit it to a child who has not been exposed to chicken pox or had the vaccine!


Buk II 5 years ago

He would say, "I can't see anything but dog's asses and mutilated snobs. Those royal shints have been so wrong. Haul ass Kate before it's too late!"


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Buk II, sounds about right. I realize that many people would just find him offensive, and even aside from his talent, I can't help but admire his unpretentious, lowdown, gut level honesty.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey, lovely housewife, did your kiddos get the chickenpox vaccine? I didn't know if it is mandatory now.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It is mandatory now. I held off as long as I could too - don't like all the mandatory inoculations so....I wait until I have to or I'm proven they don't have terrible side effects.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yeah, that's why I asked. I've been told to get it, but since I've got a screwy immune system, I'm afraid that I may get it again...twice is enough for me! There is alot of unknown's with any new vaccine. At least, it's good to know that they will never go through chickenpox or the shingles.


E. Pound 5 years ago

"the public over-reacts to the obvious and often to the public-acclaimed creature this means FAME. the public makes heroes out of souls of shit but within that feudal innocent grace assholes become kings and drink the lives of giants." he had this to say about some of them, and, maybe, "I've seen some of them too, and their angels look more like me and less like Diana."


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Profound and about what I would expect. Any suggestions on reading material? Thank you for taking the time to read my offering and leave your comment.


Shitinski 5 years ago

LOL Didn't recognize me Amy? Voice has changed, but the breath is still here. Hic-hic Always remember the IP addresses. hehe


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It's my mystery man!!!! You're a tricky one. How are you, shitinski? I don't know about you, but I feel much better just having heard from you. Miss seeing your handsome mug around this joint. Love ya, dude. Thanks for stoppin' by my place.


Shitinski 5 years ago

Just wanted to say, Hi! Love ya as well. I am hanging in there. Just waiting on orders from the Doc on when to appear at the hospital again. Done with the cancer treatment for now. Running low on energy. Much love to ya wonder woman. Nice one here. CC


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, you gorgeous man. I can't stand the thought of you going through chemo. I'm sure you are wiped out, my shitinski man. Please take care of yourself cause I want to hear from you often. BTW, thanks for the "wonder woman". I needed that. Lots of love sent your way. Catch it, dude. MWAHHHHH


diogenese 5 years ago

I don't know who Bukowski is or was, but I personally wanted to see a bloody bomb "disappear" the lot of 'em. Read my hub, "The Royal Bedding, er, Wedding," if you missed it. It's all over now until bloody Harry walks up the aisle, thank de lawd. The British are very accepting of those who spend their whole lives attached to our jugulars: The Monarchy, the Oxbridge rulers, the whole tribe of Bishops and their ilk, and, now, the Bankers. If I am any judge, you are very effective in verse. Bob


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Bob, the only thing that matters as far as being a judge regarding "effective in verse" is if you like the sound of it...or not. I value your compliment for what it is and I appreciate it tremendously. Meanwhile, I'm going to hop over to your space and wander around and enjoy the scenery. Thanks, Bob!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

The pomp and circumstance of the royals certainly points the finger to that invisible glass wall that keeps the majority of us standing outside on the lawn awaiting word of it all...I think Bukowski would barge right in! LOL! WB


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I know that Bukowski would simply with his right hand raise the bottle of beer he was swigging and with the other free hand take a toke of his smoke and simply say Cheers, now who are you folks? what do you mean to me? do I give a F... and move on to his next bottle.

I loved this Amy, I've been hiding in my cave for awhile, back to write. Peace my sweet lady poet, you are magical.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Ken, I am so glad to see your handsome face here. I hope all is well in your life. I was re-reading some of the commentaries left on some of my work here at the hub, and I almost sent a new message to you on one where you told me about the "Bond vs Kenny Rogers" look. I have to say, your photo not only looks like the original "Bond", but you're expression definitely leans more in the first class elegance that defined Bond...yeah, that's the ticket...a first class gentleman. Thank you for reading and commenting, Ken. I missed you.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Amy I am so pleased to come to read your hubs, you are a prolific writer and artist. The temper of and passion of an artist surrounds you. I am honored to read your scribes. As for my photo,a friend took that of me in a pensive mood sitting on my couch. She is a photographer and artist herself. The original Bond, he he..how interesting. A first class gentleman I accept, a poet of sorts who flicks in and out of his cave. I miss you to, you draw me back to your well of scribes. Bravo, keep writing, I love your writes.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Wayne, for some unknown reason your comment just showed up when I logged on to my site. Thank you for reading this and commenting. I think you are exactly right or maybe it would carry so little weight for him, he'd forget the wedding was even happening. Thanks again for visiting, Wayne. It's always a pleasure.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dearest 007, thank you for your words. You are poetic magic. It's simply you!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I love your work. I love your choices of music. "Half a mil to spend showing some brass" - you're beautiful Amy.

I cannot carry on "their" business of business as usual. There is a higher calling and the rich are deaf. God bless you dear Amy.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I am always so happy to see you, Micky. Your work is amazing and your words carry weight. You don't talk to hear yourself. You have something to say. Thank you for making the trip over to visit, Micky Dee. I am honored by your words.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

It boggles my mind: The need of the human race to go into ecstasy. The British people and many others invented kings and queens to open the heavens of ecstacy for them. The Americans and many others use their actors and actresses. We just need to observe/worship somebody/something that can lift us up and out of ordinary reality with all its disasters and pains. We even regard the pains and heartaches of those royalties and superstars as sources of ecstacy. People, including me, are weird. As always, Amy, you’ve written a beautiful, thought-provoking poem.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Martie, How right on the mark you are. It's as if our own lives don't provide enough validity. It seems to me that the disasterous personal life events of our celebrities, Arnold, The Terminator, are discussed DAILY on the entertainment portion of the news. We just can't get enough. I think if we didn't elevate them to supernatural in the first place, their foibles, weaknesses and infallibility would quickly be old news, too much like our ordinary lives, mere mortals, to be so enthralling. The more involved I am with making something meaningful out of my existence, the less interested I am in what "the stars" are doing with theirs. And, I wouldn't trade places with any one of them. I hope your life is exactly where you want it to be, Martie. I miss you.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

I love this sentence of yours, Amy, and I must repeat it because it is exactly what I too have to say about this: "The more involved I am with making something meaningful out of my existence, the less interested I am in what "the stars" are doing with theirs." Yes, my life is exactly where I want it to be, although I have some wants on my wishlist... some goals to achieve. I'll e-mail you as soon as I can, for I really need to know how you are.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I have to say, Martie, that a picture is worth a thousand words. You look radiantly relaxed and happy, meaning, you look beautiful. The tranquil scape of the setting matches your peaceful radiance. And, as long as we are alive, there will be goals, which indicate drive, direction and hope. That, too, is part of happiness. I am happy to hear you are where you want to be, my friend.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Well, Amy, my sweet one, I will keep this simple and short. After viewing 5 minutes of the Royal Wedding, I got sick to my stomach, turned off the t.v. and thought about how many hungry mouths all that money would feed!

Well done, Amy.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

There came a point, beautiful one, where I thought there was nowhere to hide. I'm still seeing cryptic remarks about Fergie's daughters hats! I did, however, like the relative simplicity of Kate's gown. She is real and from what I can see has a strong enough identity to remain a role model of reality for royalty. I found the spin around the circle drive in daddy's fancy car, stupid, pretentious and not nearly as endearing as they'd hoped for. It was really rather insipid. It does seem that life is back on track now. I wouldn't be able to stand much more excitement! Thank you, my friend, for stopping by with your always excellent commentary.


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

This is cool Amy! Nice to meet you. I saw you in the Newsletter being interviewed by Bobbi Rant.

Has to read this poem twice - I get it - you are Right On! And you did not take anything away from the Prince and Princess - they are beautiful.

Very nice Poetry - I enjoyed!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear treasure, Thank you kindly for taking the time to visit. I'm going to stop on by your place, too! Thank you for your generous commentary!


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thirtyone 5 years ago from Sao Paulo - Brazil

Just amazing. You made the words sound great!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awwwww, sweet. Thanks thirtyone


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Bukowski would praise this piece as much or more than I. thanks for another well done poem.... you are a Gem!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I don't think this would live up to Bukowski's idea of art, but I appreciate your kind words, Neil. I'm enjoying the coverage of William and Kate's Canadian adventures. They both seem very kind with hearts of gold that reach out to the welcoming crowds. Next stop, here! Kate seems to have such a calm, sweet, interested attitude. It looks like they are good for each other. The Prince and Princess are a breath of fresh air that squelches the stuffiness royalty usually projects.

Thanks for your visit, Neil.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

amy... u should make some bracelets and sell them on zazzle :-)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I haven't a clue how to do that, but I'll look it up, PDX! Thanks for the idea and, as always, I appreciate your visit, my friend.

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