The City After Twilight: A Poem

February 25, 2018 at 11:06 pm (Detective story, Entertainment, Literature, Poetry) (, , , , , , , , )

The City ๐ŸŒƒ After Twilight: A Poem

And so the sun has set
tongue requires something wet
you head downtown to a nightspot
something cool to drink perhaps sex thatโ€™s hot

In the lounge cigarette smoke fills the air
the cushion is velvety at the back of the chair

You have martini ๐Ÿธ with a slice of lime
you ordered it for neither reason nor rhyme
you are the last of a kind- a private eye
accustomed to neon lights and starlit sky

The nighttime is your working day
clearing thugs and hooligans out of the way
They say the knights of old have come and gone
fairy tales told to child stifling a yawn
But for one such as yourself
a lance and steed might be on the shelf
but you have traded shining armour
for fedora and trench coat
an office with ceiling fan instead of castle with moat

But like those knights of old you walk alone
distress sounds not from blast of trumpets but from ring of phone
Those maidens in distress not in towers with long flowing hair
but walking the streets in heels
and tight skirts for wear

The dragons ๐Ÿ‰ today do not breathe fire
Instead they employ hit men for hire
And rulers turn not to ones like Merlin for advice
but lawyers, accountants and padded pockets on ice

You look at your watch and see that midnight ๐Ÿ•› calls
your lunch hour is over served as the olive in your hour glass falls

You pick up your coat and head out the door
the streets and alleys call like the wild forests of yore.

-A private eye poem
written by Christopher
Sunday February 25th
2018.

29 Comments

  1. David Redpath said,

    Christopher,
    great stuff.
    And sounds like
    a healthy lunch.
    Better to private eye
    than to be privatised
    by the nose,
    when it comes the the crunch.

  2. ortensia said,

    I wonโ€™t deny my disappointment when I saw there was no Sherriloack and vampiress involved but after I read it no more disappointment indeed.I love it.A such enjoyable reading that as for tradition made me late ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      ROTFL, Ortensia. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

      Glad to hear you enjoy my blog posts so much, that youโ€™re continuing the tradition of being late while reading them. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  3. George F. said,

    the dragons ๐Ÿ‰ today do not breathe fire
    Instead they employ hit men for hire
    And rulers turn not to ones like Merlin for advice
    but lawyers, accountants and padded pockets on ice

    Ah, very true. The dragons and magicians still exist but in different forms from yore. Well done Christopher!

  4. Orvillewrong said,

    Wonderful, very true to its time

  5. thebookwormdrinketh said,

    I love the comparison between fantasy and the dark, gritty reality! Great poem!

  6. velvetscreams said,

    You look at your watch and see that midnight ๐Ÿ•› calls
    your lunch hour is over served as the olive in your hour glass falls……I loved this lines

  7. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    I love the vivid visuals your words conjure up in my head!
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, Carolyn. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I do hope that my poetry continues to convey vivid images in my readersโ€™ minds. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. shั”rrรญั” dั” vฮฑlั”rรญฮฑ said,

    LOL
    I love your fans and readers, Chris!
    You cannot release the KRAKEN!
    You MUST RELEASE SHERRIELOCK HOLMES …
    The other me … hahaha …

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, Sherrielock Holmes must be released to tomato ๐Ÿ… the bottoms of all the naughty world leaders.

      Zeusโ€™ Kraken must remain in his Set Enterprises laboratory aquarium and watch Michelangelo the Psychic Lobster write love ๐Ÿ’— poetry to Sherrielock Holmes using his lobster claws and his waterproof pen. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • shั”rrรญั” dั” vฮฑlั”rรญฮฑ said,

        You should do a manuscript for a movie for the three of us, the Blogoteers!
        With real names and their roles! LOL
        That would have change the course of the movie’s world – eccentric and different!
        Just so brilliantly produced by you!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thatโ€™s an excellent idea, Sherry. ๐Ÿ™‚

        What Orson Welles was to Dramatic movies ๐ŸŽฅ and what Alfred Hitchcock was to Suspence Thriller movies ๐ŸŽฅ so Christopher Milner aka Dracul Van Helsing with the help of his Blogoteer friends Sherry and Daniel is to this bold, dynamic and eccentrically different new genre of film that defies any known movie genre classification currently known to humanity. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  9. Daniโ˜†Touch My Spine Book Reviewsโ˜† said,

    Love your writings!โค๐Ÿ˜„

  10. Candy L said,

    A brilliant read. I love the way you wrote the verse about dragons e playing people lol and the way you’ve mixed the grit and fantasy here it works very well.

    Also I didn’t know your name was Christohper so, hello now I know your name ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you very much. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Yes, my name is Christopher.

      Hello.

      Nice to meet you, Candy. โ˜บ

      • Candy L said,

        Nice to meet you too ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Fragilistic said,

    Awesome poem

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