Never or now

The week has been hollow
time has been crawling, it’s slow
but with dusk, the pressure is building
I’m boiling, I’m bubbling
it’s never or now
we’re leaving for town, it’s

Friday night and the lights are low
it’s never or now
as dressed in jacket and jeans I am the king,
the band starts to sing
when all of the sudden, the queen
hurls stars in my way,
she’s dancing, I’m starting to sway
It’s never or now
she’s the hottest I’ve seen,
but at just seventeen, needless to say
it’s never. not now.

John Travolta, Saturday night fever

Today Lilian hosts at dVerse with a prompt referring to ABBA, and a little bit on me as I happen to share the first name with one of the B:s in the band name. We are to pick a line from the hit song Dancing Queen and so I’ve done. My poem is kind of response to the epic song.

November 30, 2021

26 responses to “Never or now

  1. This is gorgeously rendered, Bjorn! 😀 I love the rhythmic flow here especially; “as dressed in jacket and jeans I am the king, the band starts to sing when all of the sudden, the queen hurls stars in my way,
    she’s dancing.” 💝💝

  2. I’m smiling from ear to ear: after the craftily despondent beginning, the rising excitement of a night on the town, comes the “awakening.” Just like a dream, Bjorn!
    Pax,
    Dora

  3. This puts me in mind of one of my favorite cd labels called NOTNOW music, which does collections of vintage recordings. And you can dance to them!

  4. Haha! Those lost days of innocence…..the last lines made me smile, though of course it is deadly serious at the time…and you brought back those times, of Abba, Saturday night fever, KC and the Sunshine Band and all the others who populated the discos…a word that may not even exist anymore….

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