Today’s prompt (which you can read here) was to write a poem invoking a specific object as a symbol of a time, era or place.
Looking through old photos today, I came across photos of me sporting the very popular 80s perm. So….it had to be the perm, my object! Here’s a silly one for you today, but I hope it makes you smile.
Ken’s Deidre had a huge one and so did Cher;
it was a great leveller, having that big hair.
Ms Parton’s was like a poodle who’d gone and gotten high,
Michael Jackson’s had a curl that dangled over one eye.
Bon Jovi really went for it, Streisand too,
but Meg Ryan’s was what I wanted – so flippin cool.
My own mop got permed twice in that decade;
Did I look like Meg? Or more like that bloke from Slade?