gotta another quarter?


e6f439e248f5d251df3de919b5b01dd5teenagers of the fifties
grew up in happy days

poodle-skirted gals
met grease-slicked guys
at the local juke joint

“Baby, buy me a
cheeseburger and malt.
Then we’ll shuffle to
Elvis’ latest greatest hit.”

you only juked me
that you couldn’t dance!





Brian Miller serves quadrillles at the dVerse poets’ pub today.  Born at end of the fifties, I remember Elvis and juke boxes.  (Image from Pinterest)

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mish
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 15:01:39

    You really set the atmosphere in this one between the images and the dialogue bringing it to life.


  2. sanaarizvi
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 14:35:17

    Such wonderful bouts of nostalgia in this one!! I can picture myself being born in the 50s 😀


  3. Helen Dehner
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 11:38:11

    My motto in the 50’s … rock around the clock!! Circle skirts with starched crinolines! I love your quadrille.


  4. claudia
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 09:37:21

    Ha – I want a cheeseburger as well – and sneak back into the 50’s to watch and dance along.. very nice


  5. merrildsmith
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 07:56:10

    You definitely captured a moment in time–and wonderful photo to go with it!


  6. Ingrid
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 22:51:21

    Oh, imagine dancing to Elvis in his heydey! I would love to travel back in time and do that…lovely writing 🙂


  7. rothpoetry
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 21:28:19

    I love your story poem Lynn! Those were the days…


  8. Grace
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 20:48:17

    Such fun times. Love that poodle skirted gal image!


  9. Sherry Marr
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 19:15:13

    Oh my goodness. Back in 1953, I had a red felt skirt like that with a white horse on it.


  10. msjadeli
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 19:13:16

    I wish I would have been a teenager in the “happy days” when poodle skirts were the style. I love that line, “you only juked me that you couldn’t dance.” Great pic to go along with your poem.


  11. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 18:58:56

    When diners and fountains became fast food burger joints, the music died.


  12. Beverly Crawford
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 18:38:06

    Nice picture of the 50’s! Nice memories.


  13. Becoming His Tapestry
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 17:34:46

    Memories are always good


  14. brian miller
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 17:26:36

    this made me smile…perhaps the memory of meeting someone along the way…it def shows as a fun time in all the Happy Days episodes and movies…the Outsiders…maybe a bit differnt…


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