Mistress Youth



Mistress Youth

what a crazy night

i was thinking about writing

a country song called

"don't make me get

        my hillbilly on"

but just can't get it right


i still ignore the pain

both past and present

my teeth are wearing down

and it gets harder to hide

my emotions


been thinking 'bout life

my life in retro

when i had nothing to fear

except being the last

surviving testimonial


mom gave me back

my old ship's cap

and i wore it for the first time

in almost twenty years


i am now officially

an old man


mistress youth.....

i miss your lips

and pretty eyes

and curvy body

and hot, nasty passion!



but I know your shallow heart

would never have quenched

the dimensions of my being

so I clutch my vanilla dream

knowing the illusion of technicolor

is best left fleeting



Runnells, Iowa 09

Intro image - "Old Man from the Sea" by Jerry Browning
Empact image -
"Guilty Pleasure" by Conor O'Brien 

Play "Mistress Youth" recited by Jerry Browning

Jerry Browning  - Poet, Songwriter
Iowa, United States

Jerry has been writing poetry and songs since 1977.  If you're a voice actor and would like to do a rendition of this or another poem, feel free to do so and contact him at the link below


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