Ladies and Gent at the finest affair,
Linked arm-in-arm with noses in the air.
Paying no mind to the commoner on the street,
Entering the great hall they prepare for a treat.
A show for the ages with music and dance,
They surely wouldn’t miss it given the chance.
Seductive young ladies kicking legs in the air,
Dancing the can-can with nary a care.
The Gents take to whistling, they hoot and they holler,
While the ladies most appalled grab their men by the collars.
Such a circus is this with no animals or tent,
They must on this Sunday go to church and repent.
For now though they’re free to do as they please,
Revelling in the lust of the show as they tease.
Enjoying their sins amongst cigar smoke and booze,
Welcome Ladies and Gents to the Moulin Rouge.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Prompt: Jeremy’s Daily Challenge – Picture This Monday 15 September
Ah this is lovely and so lively…like being there!
Thank you so much, I loved writing this piece. The fact that Jeremy offered up such a wonderful prompt made it possible, I never would have written the poem without it. 🙂
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AYE-YUP….describes it pretty well….and most won’t go through even the motions of repenting!
You are right, most probably didn’t/don’t repent, thank you very much for the re-blog my friend. 🙂
BUT WE CAN STILL BE PRAYERFULLY HOPEFUL, RIGHT? 🙂
We absolutely can be prayerful and hopeful. 🙂
I think your profile pic has a computer virus.
That is a virus that I don’t mind having, thank you very much for that. 🙂
I love this!!! I do love Toulouse-Lautrec. His dancers….. Beautiful:)
Thank you Kimberly, I’m really glad you liked it. I wasn’t terribly familiar with Toulouse-Lautrec, but the prompt and the image seemed quite interesting. I have to say that I do like his work. 🙂
I have a painting of his – reproduction, of course. Degas is my fave – but Lautrec and him were part of the same Paris art scene and were acquaintances.
Interesting…Dugas is a name I am much more familiar. I learn something new everyday.
A great write — I especially liked this part: “the Gents take to whistling, they hoot and they holler,// While the ladies most appalled grab their men by the collars.” Brilliant!
Thanks Jen, I really liked writing this one, those happen to be my favorite lines in the poem as well. I’m really glad you liked it.
Thanks Dom, this is such fun!
Thank you Gilly, this was a great deal of fun to write as well, I’m glad you liked it.
Made me smile. So well done!
Thank you Tiny, I had fun writing this one and though it turned out pretty well. 🙂
It surely did 😀
Beautifully done Dom
Thank you so much Jez, I really enjoyed this prompt very much. 🙂
Great poem Dom! I love the comparison of the classes!
Thank you very much, I really enjoyed writing this one. 🙂