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The Saga Of Douglas Cliche - Part One
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The Saga Of Douglas Cliche - Part One
Part one of a series.
[243 words]
Richard Lynch
[July 2000]
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The Saga Of Douglas Cliche - Part One
Richard Lynch

Douglas Cliché was a promising cook.
He was surely no flash in the pan,
but all eateries had him make food by the book.
He could never quite be his own man.
He wanted to throw in the towel and leave,
to strike out on his own and tempt Fate,
but when push came to shove, he just didn't believe
that he had what it took to be great.

So he dreamed as he worked without further ado,
sick and tired and biding his time,
when one day the café served a big motley crew
that raised Cain with no reason or rhyme.
They were pirates, of course, Douglas knew off the bat.
They cavorted like houses on fire.
With more curses than someone could shake a stick at,
their rude actions left much to desire.

With these bulls in a china shop, patrons saw red
and the waiters were fit to be tied,
but that night's maitre d' would have stared them all dead
if his looks could kill, all jokes aside.
He was mad as a hornet and strict to a fault,
so he laid down the law with both feet.
Thus the mischief and merriment ground to a halt
and the tars beat a hasty retreat.

Douglas was taken with thoughts of a galley
and pirates as hungry as bears.
Serving them food would be right up his alley
and let him concoct some new wares.
He made the decision as quick as a flash,
and he quit in the wink of an eye.
To the restaurant door, he then made a mad dash,
so elated he thought he would die.



"How cuuuute I enjoyed it very much. I like the way you write, it's always well paced. :-):-);-);-);-):)" -- Kimberly De Liz.
"Kimberly, First, thanks for your comments. They mean a great deal to me. Second, since you are the only person to have responded more than once to my poetry, you are hereby dubbed my first groupie. Congratulation, thanks again, and have a Dr. Pepper on me. B-)" -- Richard Lynch.
";-)" -- Kimberly De Liz.
"Rich, all I can say is your rock! :-) " -- Heather , Wanye , PA , USA .
"Such patience and skill...admirable." -- Jac Howard.
""Richard is my little brother . . . I always knew that he was clever, and I am happy to see that his work has touched people! Your responses to his work mean a lot to me--thanks." Carrie-Ann" -- Carrie-Ann Biondi, Bowling Green, Ohio.
"Richard, Since I visualize the pirates and I see the gleam in the chef's eye, your poem captures the essence of an opportunity for Douglas Cliche`. Douglas is "in his element" if he can fill the bellies of hungry, evil pirates. "Way to a man's heart is through his stomach" is definitely understood. The pirates need some of Douglas' "good cookin'" Perhaps their sea adventures will now be more promising with stomachs filled and contented appetites... " -- Helen Scherrer, Marietta, GA, USA.
"And the pirates gave him his calling to make the hasty retreat and be his own man. Escellent and very rhythmic." -- Sandy Daley.


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