Monday, September 25, 2017

Beyond the Bland



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Beyond the Bland

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my
conversation.”--George Bernard Shaw.

In
the early 90’s,
as Clinton
tom-catted,

the first major
pop group sensation
out of England
was the Spice Girls--

Mel B.,
Emma,
Melanie,
Geri, and
Victoria.

They danced
more than
they rocked.

Victoria
was dubbed
the “Posh Spice”.

I loved

“Spice Up Your Life”.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44  

19 comments:

Thotpurge said...

That's a fresh take on the prompt!!!

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Love the Shaw quotation! And I'm always ready to spice up my little fe😊 Is that the Mel B who is the judge on America's Got Talent?

Glenn Buttkus said...

Yes, Lillian, that is the gal ! Shaw, Bjorn & I all quote ourselves; smile.

brudberg said...

Who could have known... I do remember Spice girls (but I never listened to them). I din't see you as a fan.

sarah said...

I did think of the Spice girls, but wasn't sure how I could fit them into a poem. I wouldn't say I was a fan, but I recognise their songs when I hear them. She's still Posh, by the way.

Toni Spencer said...

Toni never listened to the spice girls. She would have never thought you a fan of them!

Anonymous said...

zig a zig ahh

Alison H said...

Excellent take on the prompt. They certainly did add a bit of spice to a dull dreary day.

indybev said...


A Spice Girl fan, Glenn? Who knew! Fun read.

punky brew-stir said...

We just bonded, Glenn. This poem has to be just for me. :)

I love them --- their characters more than their music.

punky brew-stir said...

~marley

punky brew-stir said...

heart

Linda Kruschke said...

Never listened to the Spice Girls, but Mel B. as a judge on America's Got Talent does not impress me. Her wardrobe reminds me of too much pepper, garlic, oregano, chives, orange peel, and about ten other spices in what should be a simple potato soup. Just hideous! But your poem is great.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Ah, the nineties! Memories...even if I was never a Spice Girls fan! :)

Arcadia M said...

LOL. Love this take on the prompt. :)

Frank Hubeny said...

I am listening to Spice Up Your Life for the first time right now. I think I missed the 90s entirely, but I did hear the name "Spice Girls" in conversation.

Kim Russell said...

I love the GB Shaw Prompt - typical of him! Didn't have you for a Spice Girls fan, though, Glenn. :) We'd just moved up to Norfolk in 1992 and my daughter was in a new school, so all her friends loved the Spice Girls while she was into the music we were listening to: Metaliica, Alice in Chains, Sondgraden, as well as old favourites Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Free and Thin Lizzy, amongst others - I was still listening to Joni and Billy Holliday, of course. At first, her friends from school thought we were weird, but later it was deemed cool to come round our house to watch cult movies and listen to music!

Kathy Reed said...

Apropos quote, sir, and I remember the gals as the rage..and my daughter liked them.

Amaya Engleking said...

Wow, really throwing us all for a loop with this spicy confession! I never liked them but somehow knew every word to 'If You Wannabe By Lover.' Ok, still do:)