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Strangled in the Night (poem)

Updated on April 25, 2015

Sung to “Strangers in the Night”

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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

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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

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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

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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

Night

Night

Night

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 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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      John Hansen 

      4 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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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Welcome back, Martin! Double thumbs up!

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      Farhat 

      4 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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      Liwayway Memije-Cruz 

      4 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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      DJ Anderson 

      4 years ago

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

      Wonderful satire. You have not lost your edge.

      DJ.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On planet Earth

      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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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very clever. Glad to see you back, Martin!

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      Ann Carr 

      4 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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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      very good very well done :)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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      Chris Mills 

      4 years ago from Hartford, CT

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

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      GH Price 

      4 years ago from North Florida

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

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      travmaj 

      4 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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      Jaye Denman 

      4 years ago from Deep South, USA

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

      Voted Up+

      Jaye

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

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

      Blessings

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Oh ouch! Martin this is cleverly done!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 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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