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~ No Yen Ken ~

Updated on April 5, 2015

~ No Yen Ken ~

Every time he spends his money,
Unfolds his wallet and there's his honey,
Presented 'hind a plastic screen,
Old wound which boasts a snapshot queen.

Assistant clasps those crinkly notes,
His frozen dream winks as she gloats,
But photo falls unto the ground,
A polaroid that makes no sound.

She's kicked around and bent in two,
Her owner does not have a clue;
The only frame which kept him sane,
Has now become a dirty dame,
That's scratched and torn from life's old pages,
This part of her that never ages.

The only wealth he cares to see,
His grandchild's arms 'round her nanny,
Like torcs of gold around her neck,
Smooth checkout girl now scans a cheque,
Which bounces, unlike wifey's pic,
Wedged under baskets fifteen thick.

She's stuck now to a magazine,
Domestic homes with upstairs scenes;
Her grimey, blackened, creased-up head,
Clings to another man in bed.

Electric doors invite a gust,
So down the aisle rotates her bust,
That bounds and flops towards the tip;
The dirty mare is in the skip.

With lack of dosh 'n' rubber cheques,
Her husband now, is poorly vexed;
He thought he'd brought out scads of cash,
Before his love rolled in the trash.

Now frantically, he pads his coat,
And hope's he's carrying extra float,
Then out the blue, to their surprise,
Mysterious piece of paper flies.

Swift wind has portered 'pon their till,
Compacted, multi-coloured bill;
Skint hubby pleads, to end his strife,
" Please cashier, will you take my wife? "



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    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Romeo, I am so glad to see that you okay

      That you have not gone completely away

      But, gone are those days

      When my hair was ablaze

      Father time wiped the red away

      With a white hot spray

      From a box with a golden hue

      Helps me show a better view

      Enough about me,

      What about you? Write a novel maybe two?

      Staying out of trouble or too busy to get into any?

      Please stay in touch and keep your friends informed

      Blessings always.

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      Romeos Quill 18 months ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Gracious Shyron, hair ablaze,

      What happened to those missing days

      That time elapsed, accruing wages

      I should've spent here on HubPages;

      But now you're here to lend a nudge,

      Help make a tardy writer budge,

      I'll tap these keys of mystery's end,

      And send, " I've missed you too my friend. " :)

      Thank you for dropping by Shyron with such fanciful verve and classy aplomb - it's always refreshing to hear from a kind, intelligent, and real woman such as yourself.

      As an aside; really chuffed for the decent folk who won their Hub awards this year and also those who write amazing individual pieces and worthwhile projects but didn't get the recognition they so richly deserve.

      Additionally, I do read Hubs still from time to time but don't always leave comment; wading through a mammoth wordage of mails still, which include interesting writing invitations to whom would like to offer satisfactory reply to, when I've sorted out my domestic politics, whilst trying not to get shot through the heart Bon Jovi style :)

      I've left open an old e-mail address, specifically for writer correspondence and contact, namely:-

      Thanks again for your welcome blessings; you have a wonderful heart.

      I hope you and your loved ones enjoy a brilliant week ahead;

      With Warmest Regards,


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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo.

      Friends are searching for you Romeo

      They don't know where to look or what to do.

      Some are even missing you.

      So let us know give us a clue

      How do we contact you?

    • Romeos Quill profile image

      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Kimberley and it's good to 'see' you back piloting the swivel chair to knock out some engaging repartee with your creative writing, especially after having had to deal with so much in recent months.

      Hope you're feeling well within yourself still and sending my best to you, your son and your dad for a stressless and comforting weekend break.

      R.Q. :)

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina


      So neat to see this other side of yours. Much enjoyed. Smiling all the way over cross the Atlantic. Hope you and yours are well. Nicely done my friend.

      : )Your Lady Lighten' Bug

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      You're welcome dear Faith and thank you.

      The 'funny' has been drastically toned down but glad to lend a smile; letting full rip with what's really in the bag would probably get me thrown off this site ( which I might do when I've had enough here :))

      Notifications can be random; noticed your own great Hub article with your banana pud recipe - looks delish!

      Thank you Faith;


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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hahaha Romeos,

      You are clever as ever ... I see you have been publishing up a storm and I wonder why I haven't seen any notifications!

      Well, I have a bit of catching up here.

      I needed a laugh this Monday. Thank you!


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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi chuckandus6;

      Happy to hear you liked this adult cartoon and thanks for putting up with me :)

      Warm Regards;


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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I'm glad you enjoyed the kismet behind the man's photo with a mind of its own Jamie lol!

      My best to you and your nearest and dearest;


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Fun and well done! Jame

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      Nichol marie 2 years ago from The Country-Side

      I really like creative and well written