Author: Ben Laney


I went out to
the karaoke show
It was hosted
by my sweet friend, Jo
No, I really
didn't have to go
I just showed up
because I know Jo

from Born To Be Wild
to Okie from Muskogee
Hey, we did everything
everything but the Hokey Pokey

Jo was spinning
a bunch of CDs
She even spun
a few tunes for me
I chose one
by the Rolling Stones
And Bob Seger's
Old Time Rock And Roll

When Cowboy Bob
Took the microphone
He went into
a real sad George Jones
A tale about
some poor soul who died
With all his love
locked deeply inside

Dennis came too
from behind the bar
And took his turn
at being the star
Tropical shirt
and blue tennis shoes
He took us all
on a Sea Cruize

Now Rose was drunk
but she did her thing
She likes whiskey
and she loves to sing
Rose climbed on stage
shaking her behind
And when she sang
she blew a few lines

Marie got up
with a beer in hand
And she did one
for Mike, her old man
She belted out
Me And Bobby McGee
Just like Janis
she made us feel free

Maybe next week
I'll go back again
Go back and see
my karaoke friends
I might as well
go get me some fun
Have me a beer
and kill a few songs

from Born To Be Wild
to Okie from Muskogee
Hey, we did everything
everything but the Hokey Pokey

------- Author's Notes -------

Hey, we've got karaoke, here at a mountain bar, where all the locals get to be a star. They come in trucks, four-wheelers and cars. No dress code, just come as you are. You can twist your noodle, and have a wing dang doodle! Haa! Haaaa! Now, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! Drop on by the Brookdale Lodge if you're ever in Brookdale California on a Wednesday night and say "Hi" to Jo! Peas And Hominy, Ben


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Thursday, September 2 2004, 07:07 pm

Man, you're magnificent!

Nice rhyming.....Histerical, and lively! Seems, like I heard the entertainment within your poem! Your poem had a unique audio sound! Nice beat!
Great one Ben!
Terrie* ( -- Thursday, September 2 2004, 08:48 pm

Ben , darlin.sounds good my ears and heart..

thats top troopers entertainment my sweet dress code ehh? my kind of place...
just don't tell you know who,who ever he is...that i'm at this place..i might get my arce tanned.otherwise what is a girl from the city to do? least one whom can sing that is...i loved this Ben..
Terrie* ( -- Thursday, September 2 2004, 08:50 pm

my error

i meant "at least one whom cain't sing" LOL
Ben Laney ( -- Friday, September 3 2004, 05:54 pm

Meridian; Woman your comment is very much....

Meridian; Woman, your comment is very much appreciated. Thank you soooo much. I always really like to be told that a reader can "hear the audio" as they're reading one of my writings and visualize the scene as well. I am glad to have you at Karaoke anytime, girlfriend! The question is, When are YOU gonna get up there and sing? Haa! Haaaa! Thanks again. Peas and Hominy & big smile to you, too! Ben
Ben Laney ( -- Friday, September 3 2004, 06:06 pm

Terrie*, me and my Karaoke friends really...

Terrie*, me and my Karaokie friends really do like and appreciate your encouraging words. (My Monkey Friends, too) Thank you very much. I am happy to know you enjoyed the entertainment of the Karaoke show, even from a distance. And, that's right, no dress code. However, so far, all of the people who have been "showing their behinds" at the Karaoke bar have been fully clothed. I thank God for that! Haa! Haaa! Thanks again. Love & Whirled Peas, Ben
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