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Tattoo's Fantasy

Updated on July 14, 2014

"Smiles, everyone, smiles!"

As part of a creative writing course taken in college our professor asked us to assemble our own poetry portfolio. Inspired by watching some compelling television shows as a child, terrible verse was conjured up and written without remorse in my youth. Those words and images long forgotten emerged from my memory with a fresh perspective for a grade. May I present Tattoo's Fantasy an Ode to Hervé Villechaize. Looking back and exploring my pre adolescent mind perhaps I imagined poor little Tattoo was occasionally bullied by the commandingly suave, Mr. Rourke.

Fifty- thousand dollars for a three night stay. What would your fantasy be?

Opening theme to Fantasy Island..guests included Bill Bixby the "Incredible Hulk" and the Rat-Pack's Peter Lawford who most women considered an "incredible hunk". 1978- I was just happy to be able to stay up past nine o'clock.

De plane....

Tattoo's Fantasy

I am goofy Tattoo beside Mr. Rourke

always detecting de plane.

The island guests you eagerly greet

tread heels upon my midget feet

gardenia lei's and chilled champagne

a clientele of narcissistic insane.

Hologram munchkin in Life's Great Brain

born half a man but destined to reign.

I am tiny Tattoo, beside Mr. Rourke

plotting out my fantasy.

Oh, bloody gore of a bludgeoned head

a transformed ruler as the "Boss" lies dead.

My rocket launcher aimed at the sky

screaming passengers prepare to die.

No longer knome like sidekick guy

I am Island Tyrant, three feet high.

Don't worry..Mr. Rourke is fine.


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  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago


    You have my deepest gratitude. Your support is immeasurably appreciated. Thank you.

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    Romeos Quill 

    5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

    Dear Lisa,

    Of course, I'd be delighted for you to share any of the work that you consider to be of value in your estimation, and you are so welcome because I can visualize your own writing gracing the columns of an international magazine, or the lifestyle insert mag of a daily newspaper ( no b/s ). Yes; you're that good, and such a fine woman as well.

  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    Thank you. I have to temper the serious with the silly. Moderation in all things. Thank you sincerely for your blog support, Paul. After deleting my Facebook account about six months ago I'm in the process of setting it back up and I do throw out a blog from time to time for exposure. With your permission I would be more than happy to share your work. You are amazingly talented. Thank you again.

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    Romeos Quill 

    5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

    Lol!!'re funny as well :) This show was a wee bit before my time, but remember my bro's yapping about it, as they insulted each other, with the poor little guy as the butt of the joke - but kids don't think it through do they? In continuation, unfortunately I'm not on the IMDb, but thank you for your permission to share your Blogs - you really are a talented writer you know, and I think you deserve more airspace for those beauties than you are currently receiving.

    Thank you, and enjoy a wonderful evening.


  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    Exactly. He could have chosen to use his powers for good. LOL Thank you for reading and commenting, Joe. Always a pleasure to see a comment from you.

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 

    5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Herve was so frustrated and stuffed his anger for Mr. Rourke so much that he actually became a villain trying to take James Bond out later in his career. LOL!

    Very amusing, Lisa! Thanks for sharing!


  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    sp- paradise

  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago


    So pleased it made you smile. Your Hubs make me smile with my heart and soul.

    kidcrafts- sounds like a fabulous fantasy to me secluded beach, tropical paradiset a great book the only thing missing is Mr. Rourke refilling your tasty beverage glass every few hours. Smiles, averyone, smiles!

  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    Thank you, Wayne. Memories, indeed. I appreciate you stopping by and I look forward to reading more of your Hubs.

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    5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

    I watch some of those shows.... I think it helped me learned some English but I found that show a little bit creepy!

    Fifty-thousand dollars for a three night stay. What would my fantasy be? Peace and quite on a wonderful sandy beach, turquoise water and a good book :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!

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    Bill Holland 

    5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I admit that I watched this show...why I'll never know. LOL Anyway, you had me laughing this morning and that's always a good thing.


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    Wayne Barrett 

    5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

    I can imagine the kind of fantasies that are offered now that Tattoo is in charge. Cute piece and really brings back some memories.

  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting ,xstatic. A goofy kid who loved to laugh has not changed too much as an adult.

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    Jim Higgins 

    5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

    Very, very funny! I was never a fan of that show, but Everyone knows about "de plane, de plane." This is great!

  • LKMore01 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    LOL. I love your comment DzyMsLizzy. Thank you for reading. Thank you for stopping by!

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Cute poem...I used to love that show. Mr. Rourke was like some kind of semi-evil genie always putting some 'stick-it-to-'em' unexpected and not necessarily pleasant twist to their fantasy. At the price, I might have sued for false advertising.. LOL


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