Walk the Earth on the Wild Side: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

A fond nod to Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”…

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

Wordle's words

Wordle’s words


 
Walk the Earth on the Wild Side
(to be hummed, strummed, and thumbed with feeling)

Let’s tangle with the angels;
I hear the demons’ cry:

doo-de-doo-de-doo-
    doodoodoo-doo
        de-doo-de-doo-de-doo
(a hallelujah chorus of white robed women of many colors continue to sing)

I don’t care where I tread,
I’m running now with the dead.
Trumpets sounding, laser show.
All the losers, they must go.

Say:
doo-de-doo-de-doo-
    doodoodoo-doo
        de-doo-de-doo-de-doo

My spacecraft landed one day in LA.
Endeavored there forever and a day.
All the planets were aligned,
but the people were maligned.

doo-de-doo-de-doo-de-doo-doo-doo-doo

Demons cry, hear me sigh,
Ring those bells, death knell grows
in this cauldron all things swell
clipping wings of the angels

Sing:
doo-de-doo-de-doo-
    doodoodoo-doo
        de-doo-de-doo-de-doo

Lunatics are spinning ’round and ’round.
I left LA for another town.
Hong Kong, Paris, or Tehran
the insanity spreads like the fingers of Chopin

doo-de-doo-de-doo-de-doo-doo-doo-doo

But the ivory isn’t much
when all of us are out of touch;

doo-de-doo-de-doo-de-doo-doo-doo-doo

The music plays, everyday, though we can’t hear the angels say:

doo-de-doo-de-doo-
doodoodoo-doo
de-doo-de-doo-de-doo…(ad infinitum)

Randy Mazie

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4 thoughts on “Walk the Earth on the Wild Side: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

  1. I think this nod to the Underground is finger clickingly good..I can hear those rich tones of Lou Reed…and I want the world to be as smooth as exciting as that..shh let’s all listen for those angels 😉

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