Friday 17 July 2020


At the beat of his drum kit
female hormones rage.
He covers Hendrix, resembles Bolan
in glam rock costume
with leather platform boots,
and has even paraded as Jagger.

Groupies, he assures me, mean nothing at all,
are simply ego stokers:
bleached hair, pouty lips; good to be seen with
on an album cover
or in a nightclub - no substitute
for me though. At least, that's what he claims!

But how his eyes belie such noble declarations:
each ogling a stark betrayal
that wounds, unsettles, penetrates my armour;
his fame secured so dearly,
at such expense to my confidence.
Is his body as faithless as his eyes?

Pretty girls hanging around the stage,
swaying in ecstasy to his lyrics and the mood
he's so cleverly created, each one hoping
post concert to sneak away with him
for a notch-on-the-bedpost hour of passion -
that will drive another sword through my heart.


  1. Mick sounds as if his heart beats true to his one and only love...Mick.
    Being put on a pedestal by "groupies" can be dangerous. It is so easy to fall out of their favor and be just another has been.
    Give me true love...if there is such a thing in the world.
    But rock on Mick! Age is just a number.
    Another wonderful ode my talented and beautiful sister. You could steal his heart today if you had a mind to.

    Big Hugs and Much Love Always ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    1. Dearest Jan, he was my first "real" love...only, the love turned out to be from my side only!๐Ÿ˜‰
      Ah, those heady days of teenage love!! Lol
      I haven't seen him for more than twenty years now. I think if I did, the native would be well and truly gone...๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thank you so much, my beautiful sister ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  2. My sweet Ygraine,
    I will talk about love, but about the love of "Rock and Roll!"
    I am also from the "Rock and Roll" generation; starting with "Little Richard" and "Elvis Presley" (the kings of rock), going through "Jimi Hendrix" (the greatest guitarist in the history of POP); "Paul McCartney" (this was simply one of the "Beatles", nothing more needs to be said); "Ozzy Osbourne" (a vampire on the stage); (the "queen"), "Freddie Mercury"; "Mick Jagger" ("Rolling Stones to this day"); "Robert Plant"; "Jim Morrison"; Michael Jackson. There are many talented names, "poison of good" that never ends! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    And sure enough, these rock icons made many fans almost reach an orgasm in front of the stage. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    His text was once again excellent.
    Many kisses and good weekend, always taking care of health.

    1. Oh Doug, my good friend...I absolutely adore the musicians of the seventies: Slade, Queen, Barclay James Harvest, Simon and Garfunkel...and then at the other end of the T Rex, Gary Glitter (oh yes, especially the Glam Rock bands - how I love their dress sense! Lol)!
      Such a fantastic decade...oh to be there now - if only for the clothes!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‰
      WOW, you have such amazing taste...all those great icons!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      Many thanks, have inspired such great images...almost like being transported back to those times when they played REAL music!!

      Have a great weekend too...and stay safe.

      Many Kisses xxx

  3. Awesome poem!
    I have always said that I would never wish to meet my idols. Their true selves would certaintly be so disappointing...

    1. Aww, thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes, isn't it strange how the person often turns out to be so different from the public image.๐Ÿ˜‰

      Have a great weekend!

      Hugs xxx

  4. hmmmm confused I never saw it like that, is it just an imagination or a reality, yes, have a nice day

    1. Embellished reality, I guess!๐Ÿ˜‰
      Many thanks, my friend๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      Wishing you a great day too xxx

  5. Enjoyed, in a nostalgic longing sort of way. Wonderful writing.

    1. I'm really happy you enjoyed, Anthony...and thank you so much!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Oh yes. And without question those lips did lie. Often. And the lips, the eyes, the movement seduced soooo many of us.
    Stay well, stay safe, and please keep writing. Hugs.

    1. I guess the lies made the seduction even more powerful...must have been the "not knowing" ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thank you so much...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      Have a super day...and please stay safe too.

      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  7. Such an interesting look at fame, and such a sad poem!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend :) We had our first birthday party yesterday after the relaxed restrictions and it was so much fun!

    Away From Blue

    1. Thank you so much.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      Oh I am so happy you enjoyed your party! We had a barbeque with two family members for the first time this year was amazing!๐Ÿ‘

      Have a fabulous day!

      Hugs xxx

  8. Pretty girls hanging around the stage..... the usual sight on every show.

    1. Yes, I guess it would seem strange if that didn't happen...I was just too close...๐Ÿ˜‰
      Many thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. Hi beautiful and cheerful, YGraine

    Reading the words glam rock appearance is included in this beautiful poem ... my imagination immediately pictured the atmosphere of a cheerful and stylish young world ๐Ÿคฉ!

    Have a nice Sunday for you and all of us ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes, that's the way I picture the seventies too...wish life could be like that now...
      Thank you so, so much...I really appreciate that!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      Have a super day...and stay safe, my friend ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  10. Oops! Think I may have been a tad unclear...not Mick Jagger, but another Mick whom I considered to be the love of my life many years ago!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Oh you are so heartfelt thanks!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Stay safe, my friend...and have a magical day! xxx

  11. My friend, you see things with a clarity that keeps me in total awe!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Thank you much!!

  12. Excellent - Serotonin Levels Are Up - Excellent Use Of Wordage To Paint With - Way Cool For Sure


    1. Many thanks...and I'm really happy you enjoyed!๐Ÿ˜‰

      Have a great day.


  13. Beautiful poetry recites touching words.
    You are very smart and talented at making poetry and ode..๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great weekend my friend ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

  14. Oh you are so kind, heartfelt thanks and appreciation!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend too.

    Hugs xxx

  15. Heady days of youth.
    I enjoyed reading your ode.

    All the best Jan

  16. these three poems i've just read - .. i shake my head and think how do you do it - you put yourself there and write from an intimate space of knowing the


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