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VENTRILOQUIST OF VERSE

Poetry By: moonphish
Poetry


love for dummies


Submitted:Apr 26, 2012    Reads: 21    Comments: 10    Likes: 4   


vincent learned to throw his voice

when he was just a lad
to utter words with lips held still
would make his life less sad
he never had a real best friend
he never thought he could
but he would share his secret thoughts
with one made out of wood
his dummy's name was montigue
companion since age five
and in the arms of vincent
he came vibrantly alive
he'd turn his head and wink his eye
his jaws would softly click
and vince would throw a voice to him
just like a magic trick
though he'd always been quite bashful
little montigue was not
so vince was tolerated
for the dummy that he brought
twas the life of every party
montigue would drive them wild
the dummy said outrageous things
like some demented child
but vince had eyes for just one girl
georgina was her name
her laughter was a melody
her eyes, a dancing flame
she never knew about his crush
for he was much too shy
but montigue would flirt with her
with words, adroit and sly
in fact, it was a running joke
when vincent did his act
they'd be involved in dialogue
georgina would distract
then montigue would peer at her
his passions run amok
he's ramble on, enchantingly
with wit and verse and pluck
the gathered group would go berserk
with hoots and loud guffaws
and when the dummy spoke his last
a round of wild applause
georgina loved it most of all
and this filled vince with joy
to know that he was charming her
albeit through a toy
but when vince tried to talk to her
without his wooden friend
his voice would run away and hide
no message would it send
the senior prom was coming up
and time was running late
he knew he had to face his fears
and ask her for a date
but alone, he couldn't do it
insecurities would swell
so montigue stepped in again
of course, it worked out well
so a triple date was scheduled
vince and monty in cahoots
both brought her corsages
dressed in matching monkey suits
when the band began the music
vince was taken by alarm
georgina quickly made her move
whisked monty from his arm
he watched in rapt amazement
as she held him close and dear
his wooden cheek right next to hers
his mouth against her ear
she got back to the table
holding montigue so tight
her eyes were still flames, dancing
and her voice filled with delight
she said. "you are amazing
vince, i never saw you loom
how was it that you threw your voice
across this noisy room ?"
and vincent was astounded
and inside a terror stirred
because while they'd been dancing
he had never said a word
but horror quickly vanished
and elation took it's place
georgina firmly kissed him
with a smile upon her face
"vince, i never knew you loved me
and you should have made it known
for i have loved you quite a while
and over time its grown"
"and to have your dummy tell me
was a cute idea, i think"
when vincent looked at montigue
he swore he saw him wink




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