A ghazal from 2012. Tweaked here and there just now.




Eighties Music

We'll keep you entertained with '80s music:

Your ankle could get sprained with '80s music!

 

Girls just want to have fun, and so do boys:
Just keep the buzz sustained with '80s music!

 

Pat Benatar knows: love is a battlefield,
With wounded hearts enshrined in '80s music!

 

Too much dancing with myself in idle hours:
It's a wonder I don't go blind from '80s music.

 

MTV plays Icicle Works, V66 the Alarm:
Hidden treasures you'll find in '80s music.

 

Greedy hands are grabbing all they can.
It's matter over mind with '80s music.


Alles klar, Herr Kommissar? Jawohl!
The deejays are rewinding '80s music!

 

Time after time, they play "Karma Chameleon":
By George! The genders bend in '80s music!

 

Curious animals pose with crying doves:
Will the world come to an end with '80s music?

 

Up on the catwalk, will you stand above me?
Simple minds ascend with '80s music.

 

You, too, can listen to The Unforgettable Fire:
These boys are the best band in '80s music.

 

Eddy rocks down to Electric Avenue.
Grant that I hear the sound of '80s music!


It's the beat I seek, so come on, Eileen:
Leave all your cares behind---it's '80s music!

 

Middle-aged Tom, frozen in adolescence,
You've found a long-lost friend in '80s music.





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-26 at 09:22

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Eddy rocks down to Electric Avenue.
Grant that I hear the sound of '80s music!

You rascal!
2018-05-27


Bibek
I like the way you vary the prepositions in the 'radifs'. They give the ghazal a modern flavor. :)
2018-05-26


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
the music you reference means nothing to me, it was not my time, but you convey it in a fun way, and a bit of sly humor.
2018-05-26


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Lol ... I enjoyed this little nostalgic ghazal into adolescence, although I still listen to 80's music as well. I think it was the last decade of good music! I'll go along with Ken, and say Bravo!!
Ashe
2018-05-26


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Thom.
Ken
2018-05-26