Smooth Talker

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Is this 'Now or Never'? Is it Marilyn and Elvis riding off into the sunset together or just some local, ordinary couple? Are they headed for heaven or are they already there? Just something to think about... you decide!

Submitted: December 07, 2007

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by Gerard Lebel

I spot her up ahead, standin’ side the road

Lookin’ mighty fine, this littleMemphisbelle

Standin’ tall against the backdrop of a Hillary for President billboard

Thumbin’ her way to who knows where on Highway 55.

Chuggin’ along in my old black and battered Chevy pick-up

Hopin’ to make its first pick-up in many a dark moon

Drawin’ ever so close reveals Marilyn Monroe

Wearin’ a polka-dot pink on white party dress

Tighter than the skin on a Mackerel.

Not the real, Marilyn, o’ course…

I ain’t no dumb ass redneck… I know she’s dead... ain't she?

But close enough to be her twin sister, I swear to heaven

And heaven is just where I was plannin’ to take this little miss!

Pullin’ over to the shoulder, I roll down the window

Sweet talkin’ the little lady to hop in.

Openin’ the glove box, I remove a cream colored bottle of

Old Spice after shave balm… shake a dollop on my palm

Slappin’ my face and neck with its spicy sweet nectar.

Beckonin’ again for ‘Marilyn’ to hop in, I display a package of

Irresistible good looks, charmand a quiverin’ lip Elvis smile.

“Hey pretty lady… where y’all goin’? Are you lonesome tonight?”

“Goin’ no place special, mister smooth talkin’ man. Just singing the blues in the night.”

“Well, why don’t ya’ hop on in and I’ll give you a ride to no place special.”

“Why thank you ever so. Just take me far away from here, I've had my fill."

Ridin’ off into the sunset inmy beat up, Chevy pick-up to no place special

ain’t exactly the picture perfect image one has ofheavenly stuff

Discoverin' 'no place special'... just 'Marilyn' and me... well, that will be heaven enough.

Copyright 2007 Gerard Lebel
All rights reserved

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